- LeBron James announced that he was signing with the Lakers on Sunday.
- NBA Twitter went wild over this news.
LeBron James made waves last night when he announced that he was going west to join the Los Angeles Lakers.
Never the type to let massive, course-of-NBA-history-altering news to go to waste, basketball Twitter sprang to action.
"Hey Magic, did you just sign LeBron James?" pic.twitter.com/IcPaei7IgF
— Silver Screen & Roll (@LakersSBN) July 2, 2018
When you sit back and let it just hit you — LeBron James is on the Los Angeles Lakers — man, it really hits you. LeBron is a Laker. That is nuts.
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) July 2, 2018
Zlatan Ibrahimovic welcomed LeBron to L.A. in the most Zlatan way possible.
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) July 2, 2018
There were plenty of jokes.
Between Duke putting together a title contender, the Yankees blasting home runs, Dak Prescott developing into a perennial Pro Bowler and now the LeBron signing, things are looking up for Lakers fans.
— Ethan Booker (@Ethan_Booker) July 2, 2018
Some noted that LeBron leaving the Eastern Conference for the first time in his NBA career was a blessing for every other team in the East.
maybe the greatest day in raptors franchise history
— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) July 2, 2018
And your newwwwwwwwwwww Eastern Conference juggernaut is… pic.twitter.com/6b3mRdGohS
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) July 2, 2018
Naturally, many of the current Lakers players were excited about playing with LeBron, a sentiment that, as others have noted, is a bit presumptuous.
all of the baby lakers are gonna tweet about lebron knowing they might get traded for kawhi ????
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) July 2, 2018
This tweet’s gonna be a lot funnier when Lonzo is in San Antonio. https://t.co/4SxchGPUDH
— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) July 2, 2018
How LeBron looking at the Lakers roster pic.twitter.com/poTAfcIpdd
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) July 2, 2018
While other observers are interested to see how LeBron could challenge Kobe Bryant’s legacy with the Lakers.
That feeling when you may not be the greatest Laker ever anymore… pic.twitter.com/JKkMNKMeaB
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 2, 2018
Kobe, for his part, was happy to see the Lakers land such an incredible talent.
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) July 2, 2018
As for the Cavaliers . . .
poor kevin love pic.twitter.com/PnbCuvVC4c
— Haley O'Shaughnessy (@HaleyOSomething) July 2, 2018
Lloyd says the Cavs are open to moving Love?! pic.twitter.com/CROjjbO7jK
— Justin Rowan ???????? (@Cavsanada) July 2, 2018
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