If you are an NBA fan, or a fan of basketball on any level, then you DO know that just over a week ago, 3-Time NBA WORLD CHAMPION Power Forward #23 LEBRON KING JAMES decided to opt OUT of the $36 million final year of his contract with the CLEVELAND CAVALIERS, and declared himself available for the 2018 NBA FREE AGENCY MARKET!!!
You also know that just a few days later, KING JAMES had a top secret meeting with LOS ANGELES LAKERS President of Basketball Operations EARVIN MAGIC JOHNSON, and; the ultimate result from that gathering was LBJ signing a 4-Year $154 MILLION contract with the LAKERS.
LOS ANGELES LAKERS report at LAKERS Press Conference, MAGIC JOHNSON stated;
“Today is a great day for the Lakers organization and Lakers fans all over the world to welcome LeBron James, a three-time NBA Champion and four-time NBA MVP. LeBron is special. He is the best player in the world. He loves to compete and is an awesome leader who is about winning and making sure that his teammates are successful. The Lakers players are excited to have a teammate who has been to nine NBA Finals. It’s a huge step closer to returning the Lakers to the playoffs and to the NBA Finals.”LAKERS General Manager ROB PELINKA stated;
“This is a historic moment for the Lakers, and we could not feel more grateful and honored. When LeBron James – a perennial NBA MVP and champion who is playing at the most astonishing levels of his career – chooses to join the Lakers, it serves as the ultimate validation for what we are building here. However, we all know that the work is not yet done. We will continue forward and do all that is necessary to achieve our shared obsession of bringing banner No. 17 to the world’s best fans – Lakers Nation.”The result of all this wheeling and dealing is that we now have the ultimate HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITY MARRIAGE.
At age 34, KING JAMES is the best and brightest star in the NBA galaxy, and is now signed to the most glamorous and glitziest NBA franchise in that entire galaxy.
For #23 to lead the PURPLE And GOLD to their 17th NBA World Championship would serve to further solidify his legacy of greatness by him leading a third team from a third separate city to an NBA Title.
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