Social Reactions: LeBron James joins the Los Angeles Lakers

Social Reactions: LeBron James joins the Los Angeles Lakers

Social Reactions: LeBron James joins the Los Angeles Lakers

After all, the Lakers had reportedly been trying to land San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard in a trade to pair another star with James.

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StubHub, the online ticket exchange, told CBSSports.com it saw an unprecedented jump in visits to its Lakers page on Sunday - the day James agreed to his four-year contract - compared to both the last 30 days and 2017's first day of National Basketball Association free agency. Aldridge reports the Warriors, Lakers, and Pelicans are among the other teams interested in the 30-year-old big man that just won back-to-back titles with Golden State. Unfortunately, Bosh's career has been put on hold following the 2016-17 National Basketball Association season due to blood-clotting issues but not before the Heat's Big 3 had already been dismantled by the departure of James. If you think the Lakers are likely to acquire another star or two and they were listed at 10- or 12-to-1, that's a lot more value.

Only on this occasion James leaves two years after delivering the city's first championship in more than 52 years, and with Cavs fans wishing him well and thanking him for an incredible run.

James, whose Cavaliers were swept by the Golden State Warriors in the 2018 NBA Finals, opted out of his contract in June, three weeks after the season ended.

Why did James sign with the Lakers?

The hometown hero began his career with the Cavaliers, signing for the side fresh from high school as the number one pick in the 2003 draft.

It was previously thought that George's choice could sway James to sign a short-term deal with Cleveland, but the Lakers were determined to get their hands on the four-time MVP.

While dethroning the Golden State Warriors will be very hard, the Lakers are heading in the right direction.

Last season, he averaged 13.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game and shot 38.3 percent from beyond the arc. But Wojnarowski also tweeted on Sunday that Leonard truly wants to be a Laker.

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