LeBron James is Moving to LA-And Twitter is Celebrating with Memes

Dwayne Harmon
July 4, 2018

Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Los Angeles.

James will join a Lakers team which has missed the playoffs for five consecutive seasons, the longest streak in franchise history.

The 2,600-pound banner posted on the Sherwin-Williams Global Headquarters Wall was originally installed in 2014 when James returned to Cleveland from the Miami Heat. The team that has won three out of the last four championships added a four-time All-Star who could have received a max contract elsewhere.

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Fans in OH, meanwhile, are looking to move forward: James' jersey sales have plunged by 40 percent in the Cavs' team shop at Quicken Loans Arena.

Before Sunday's announcement regarding James, George had agreed to a multi-year contract with the Thunder and the likelihood of the Lakers landing Leonard in a trade from the Spurs appeared to be dwindling.

"LeBron accelerates the learning curve for these young guys and they will be able to learn a lot faster because they will get a chance to watch him work every single day, how he comes to practice, how he takes care of his body and how he handles his nutrition".

James' advisors reportedly said James was "enthralled" with the idea of playing under Johnson and wants to help build a contender in Los Angeles. Paul George reportedly made it known past year that he planned on joining the Lakers this summer, so the Indiana Pacers traded him to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

If fans bought a Cavaliers LeBron jersey in the last 90 days, Fanatics has a Jersey Assurance program that enables consumers to exchange, free of charge, a James Cavaliers jersey for either a James Lakers jersey or a new jersey of a player on the Cavaliers.

Before signing with the Lakers, James was also linked to the Philadelphia 76ers and the Houston Rockets.

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