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NBA Twitter explodes with news of LeBron joining the Lakers

NBA Twitter explodes with news of LeBron joining the Lakers

The Lakers string of additions following their agreement to a four-year deal with LeBron James have been curious to say the least. Nearly completely devoid of consistent shooters, save Brandon Ingram, LeBron may have his work cut out for him keeping his ridiculous eight straight finals appearances going.

The Bryant mural saw a change, with James' face taped on it.

Oklahoma have little room for maneuver unless they manage to offload Carmelo Anthony's gargantuan contract, which guarantees him $27.9 million next season.

A team's head coach has never been a huge factor in a LeBron decision... unless you count Miami Heat general manager Pat Riley recruiting him, which is a bit of a stretch. Shaq did not start the three-peat until four years into his Lakers' tenure. Fans gathered among the statues in Star Plaza outside Staples Center, tossing chalk into the air in a simulation of James' famed gesture.

The Lakers haven't yet announced the acquisitions of James or veterans Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee during a thorough makeover following the worst half-decade in franchise history.

On Monday, NBA salary-cap expert Larry Coon reported on Spectrum SportsNet that the Spurs could be seeking Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Kyle Kuzma, two first-round picks and two pick swaps.

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Julius Randle, Isaiah Thomas and several others are out. Talking with the Spurs about a Kawhi Leonard trade will be Johnson's biggest and most hard task, but if he can get a deal done, LeBron will have his needed sidekick.

Life is good again if you are a Lakers fan finally.

Per ESPN's sources, Johnson pitched a radically different plan to "stock" the Lakers with "tough-minded playmakers" who don't have to rely on James to create offense for them. One site that thought about it several weeks ago was Sportsbook Review, a site dedicated to sports gambling and revealing the latest odds from the world's best online sportsbooks, and predicted exactly why LeBron would be joining the Lakers before he made it public.

This is huge for the Lakers especially when it comes to a potential Leonard trade.

James is arguably bigger than them all, a multi-media star with a legitimate entertainment production company already churning out content for the likes of NBC, the History Channel and Starz.

"This is a special place", Johnson said recently.


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