It practically broke the internet when LeBron James announced that he would be moving to the Los Angeles Lakers during free agency after leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers. Now, speaking for the first time since the move, James gives us his thought process behind the decision.
“This is kind of like a dream come true for me,” James said. “You know, growing up, I was a Cowboys fans, I was a Bulls fan, I was a Yankees fan, and I’ve always felt like that was one of the historic franchises. You look at the Lakers, and being able to play for a historic franchise, with so much history, you know?
“And now being able to partner with Magic Johnson, someone I kind of like looked up to when I was younger, you know, and wanted to make no-look passes like Magic, wanted to get on the break and be ‘Showtime’ like Magic, and then for it to all come to fruition at this point, I think timing is everything.”
Choosing to leave the Cavaliers was reportedly difficult for LeBron, but he explained on 'Uninterrupted' (his online platform) that the decision was influenced by opening his school in Los Angeles and moving to LA would mean he can see their growth.
He said: “It’s kind of bittersweet timing because on this hand I have a brand new school that’s opening…and I want to be there on a day-to-day basis, you know; 10 toes down for these kids. And then, on the other hand, I’m moving. I’m moving to Los Angeles.”
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