Magic Johnson reportedly went to LeBron's house to close deal

Magic Johnson reportedly went to LeBron's house to close deal

Magic Johnson reportedly went to LeBron's house to close deal

With a roster that looked incapable of knocking off Golden State, he was widely believed to be headed to L.A., where he owns two homes and has a burgeoning production company, SpringHill Entertainment.

Getty Magic Johnson has the most cap space to work with of any team in the league. This is a match made in hoop and hoopla heaven.

James agreed to a four-year contract with the team worth $154 million, Klutch said. Reports have indicated that the team is hot in pursuit of big man DeMarcus Cousins, and Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard is still determined to join the Lakers, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported. The Lakers would surely still love to land Leonard to give them two bonafide stars and a shot at contending for a championship this year.

James, who became a free agent on 1 July, is widely considered the best basketball player in the world. And just like that, the Lakers have risen from a five-year competitive coma.

The East is now more wide open than it's been in nearly a decade, if the National Basketball Association resists what are sure to be loud howls to immediately alter its playoff setup of East vs.

After experiencing several losing seasons without a chance at the postseason, Lakers fans were full of excitement. Their winning percentage over the past half decade:.307. The guy is 33 years old and only seems to be getting better.

James also got a welcome from Lonzo Ball. The tantalizing possibility of forming a superteam of LeBron, James Harden and Paul, a team that would immediately compete with the Warriors, died on the vine. Serving as an incredible role model for the youth and an incredible ambassador for the league, LeBron James is one of a kind, and he proved that the last four years in Cleveland. Las Vegas' reaction to the signing put the Lakers right behind the Golden State Warriors for title odds, at 7-2, according to the Westgate SuperBook. Well, let's not go that far just yet.

He was the difference between annual title contention and residence in Eastern Conference purgatory, and it stands to reason his departure will send Cleveland back into rebuilding mode as the franchise deals with another changing of the guard. James will not attend this meeting.

While there was a feverish flurry of activity involving big-named players in the opening hour of what has been billed as the Summer of LeBron, James did not announce where he'll play next season and it's not known if other moves, such as Paul George staying in Oklahoma City and Chris Paul staying in Houston, have affected his thinking. Pic: GettyIn his time with the Cavs, James managed to bring a championship to Cleveland. He averaged 10.4 points on 46.2 percent shooting in a first-round loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. It's the last long-term max contract that James can sign thanks to the NBA CBA's Over-38 rule (formerly the Over-37 rule). The Sixers were reportedly able to secure a meeting with LeBron's representatives (but not LeBron himself) in Los Angeles today.

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