California King: LeBron James goes Hollywood; 'Boogie' a Warrior

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Magic Johnson said he would step down if he couldn't land any elite free agents for the Lakers during the next 2 summers.

"Congrats @kingjames going to the Lakers", Wahlberg wrote in the caption. But regardless of what happens, James made his commitment clear and that allows the Lakers front office to be patient in putting the right team around him. Unfortunately, that wasn't the only power move as the defending dynasty the Golden State Warriors also strengthen their numbers.

James signed a four-year contract worth $154 million at the start of free agency, but the 33-year-old and the Lakers will have their hands full after the Warriors added DeMarcus Cousins to their roster in response to Los Angeles' Western Conference challenge.

Lakers legend Kobe Bryant expressed his approval of the trade via Twitter. James already was aware of the upstate challenge he'll face after losing three of the last four NBA Finals to the Warriors in Cleveland. This is especially true considering that James agreed to a multi-year deal, which is something he was not willing to do with Dan Gilbert and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Although he was a prominent basketball player, his storybook rags to riches tale took a cryptic twist back in 2010.

With LeBron, Lakers suddenly a betting favorite
In 2014 however, he finally returned to his roots and rejoined the Cavaliers where he has been for the past four years. James and the Cavaliers have been beaten in three out of four NBA Finals against the Warriors since 2015.

When Jeanie Buss took over control of the Lakers three years ago, she first sought Magic Johnson's advice on an ad hoc basis, but then eventually hired him as president of basketball operations.

Though the cakewalks in the Eastern Conference are over, Lakers fans and King James fans should be ecstatic to see James in L.A. James' arrival in Los Angeles means that the Lakers are immediately relevant once again.

As of now, it is safe to say that there will be no any problem having LeBron James and Lance Stephenson in one team. He worked with a superstar lineup that included Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen. His 10.6 points and 5.1 assists per game would help the Celtics secure a championship over the Lakers in 2008. While in Los Angeles following a family vacation, he spoke to Cavs general manager Koby Altman moments after free agency opened on Sunday, and it appears that was more a courtesy than a chance for Cleveland to make one last pitch.

But the Lakers and Spurs haven't been able to hammer out a deal-perhaps because San Antonio has been focused on acquiring almost all of the Lakers' quality young talent in exchange for Leonard.

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