In his four years back with his home state team, the 33-year-old Akron, Ohio native led the Cavs to four straight NBA Finals appearances.
"The Lakers had felt a sense of urgency this week to find a co-star (for) LeBron", either the Oklahoma City Thunder's Paul George or the San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard, ESPN's Ramona Shelburne said in a tweet on Sunday.
The relationship between Johnson and James as the team goes forward, and how their respective legacies stack up, will be an interesting subplot to James' time with the Lakers.
The purple and gold still have a relatively young roster with the likes of Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma in their ranks but the pressure will now be on them to perform.
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While LeBron is looking to sell tickets to his film projects, he has already given a big boost to interest in Lakers tickets for next season. Those young players and future picks can be crucial to improving if a team signs star players like James or Leonard in free agency. Those who don't pass muster can be set free next summer, when LA will have on their books only about $21 million for the four youngsters and Wagner, the waivable (and stretchable) $18 million on Luol Deng's contract and the $38 million they'll pay James. The Lakers should have the cap space to sign at least one of them to a max contract, too. The 2,600-pound banner was originally installed in 2014 when James returned to the Cavaliers from the Miami Heat.
James, who has a home and production company in Los Angeles, joins a team with plenty of money to spend under the National Basketball Association salary cap and a desire to rebuild into a championship team after years of struggles. "He clashed with Kobe Bryant, voiced frustration with coach Mike D'Antoni, and seemingly burned his bridges after the season was over by leaving to sign with the Houston Rockets despite the Lakers' impassioned "#StayD12" campaign.