On Saturday morning, James flew into Los Angeles from Anguilla, where he and his family vacationed last week.
Their 35 wins last season were their most since 2012-13, leaving uncertainty about what this team is capable of doing even after signing one of the best players in National Basketball Association history. That could lead the Cavaliers to making other moves to begin a rebuild.
Many decided his reason to leave Cleveland Cavaliers was down to a massive mistake made in the NBA Finals by former teammate JR Smith. The pressure now is on the Celtics to reach the Finals without James in their way.
JaVale McGee agreed to a one-year contract with the Lakers on Sunday.
Shortly after word spread of James agreeing to a contract with the Lakers, Kobe Bryant offered his reaction, via ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, who tweeted: "Kobe Bryant will have a lot to say about LeBron in due time". Not only would he bring the Lakers a great outside shooter but his departure would remove a key piece of the Warriors core no matter how good Durant, Steph Curry and Draymond Green remain.
Two years later, it was back to the Cavs.
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He has been the Scottish Premier League's Young Player of the Year for the last three seasons, and was given the Celtic captaincy on occasion over the last 12 months.
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I think Williams could be poised to have a solid season with the Celtics. "That's a great feeling to have". We're going to take a look and kick the tires and see if there's something there.
With the Lakers, James will be playing in the Western Conference for the first time and just down the Pacific Coast Highway from the Warriors, the team that has stymied him three times in the past four finals.
As ESPN's Darren Rovell points out in a side-by-side comparison, Gilbert has indeed shown a change in maturity that perhaps has come as a result of winning a championship and having James back for a second act.
"While I couldn't be more excited to join the Los Angeles Lakers, I first need to thank Pacer Nation for all of the love and support over the years", Stephenson wrote on social media. Whether it's right or not, he is constantly compared to Michael Jordan and the ultimate measure of his career for many is how close he can get to Jordan's six titles.
The chances the San Antonio Spurs were going to trade Kawhi to the Lakers before LeBron went there seemed slim, can you imagine the willingness to trade Kawhi to the Lakers now?
Lonzo Ball talks to LeBron James last season. He has infectious energy on the court and, despite some shortcomings with decision-making at times and the occasional brain fart, has developed into a positive player in the National Basketball Association.
However, LeBron could soon be joined in L.A.by Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, who has publicly expressed his desire to be traded to the Lakers after his relationship with San Antonio soured beyond fix.