LeBron James’ move creates possibilities for Raptors, his own legacy

NBA superstar LeBron James signs with LA Lakers

NBA superstar LeBron James signs with LA Lakers

The move marks the first time the three-time National Basketball Association champion and four-time MVP will play for a team in the hotly contested western conference, which includes heavyweight teams such as the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets.

USA media reports said the Lakers move was sealed following a meeting late Saturday between James and the team's president of basketball operations, Magic Johnson.

If Magic Johnson wants to include around 3-5 first round picks and a few players off the roster, that just might be the best offer they are going to get.

So, LeBron is now the only big-time player on the Lakers roster, but you can expect that to probably change within the next 12 months or so.

There are those who believe James relishes a challenge.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA's all-time leading scorer with a remarkable 38,387 points, wrote on Twitter: 'I am sure the Lakernation is rejoicing the acquisition of LeBron James.

And inevitably, social media has gone insane following the massive news, with Ibrahimovic among the big stars to welcome the four-time MVP to LA.

James could be sold on the idea of a trial with Cousins, with the possibility of filling the second star seat with a better option in the future.

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LeBron James is one of the best players in National Basketball Association history and now he's joining one of the league's most storied franchises.

James was on a plane that flew into Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles on Saturday, a source told ESPN. His reason for being there is unknown: The Lakers are considered a strong candidate to sign James, but he also has an offseason home in L.A.

James, 33, is the latest - and one of the greatest - legends to play for the Lakers.

But the Warriors obtained Kevin Durant after that loss and Golden State has gone 8-1 against the Cavs in the two NBA Finals since.

James' final season with the Cavaliers will go down as one of the all-time great campaigns. Despite reaching the NBA Finals in each of the last four years, Cleveland's odds of winning the title plummeted from 25/1 to 500/1 after LeBron announced his departure.

James and Bryant were Olympic teammates and there has been a perceived rivalry between the pair of alpha males.

And the social media frenzy didn't stop there, with many claiming the Lakers will be hugely successful. The win at the end of the 2015-2016 season marked the city of Cleveland's first professional sports title in 52 years. Several of them make sense for the Lakers and LeBron James. 'Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible 4 seasons, ' James said in a message on his Instagram account. He returned to the Cavaliers in 2014 after four seasons in Miami.

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