Nike has already started removing the iconic LeBron James banner in Cleveland

You can watch the massive Le Bron James banner being removed

You can watch the massive Le Bron James banner being removed

James' winning legacy in Cleveland came to an end when he agreed to a four-year $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

But in the end, James' mind was made up after a one-on-one meeting with Lakers team president Magic Johnson behind closed doors last weekend, convincing the former Miami Heat man to sign a four-year $154m deal with the 16-time National Basketball Association champions.

The Lakers have been attempting to trade for Kawhi Leonard.

And with innumerable variables still to be settled before the regular season, it's impossible to predict what James will be able to accomplish with a revamped Lakers roster.

Last season, rumors swirled about Lakers players being uninterested in playing for the Walton when the team was on a losing streak. The prospect of the pair teaming up at the Staples Center no longer appears a matter of "when" rather than "if". You think he's amped up and wants to join LeBron now? "No chance of getting past Golden State". After months of speculation, LeBron has left Cleveland for the West Coast.

"Saw this blasphemy of LeBron's face taped on top of #mambaonmelrose, so I had to do what was right", Perez wrote on Twitter.

Furthermore, it was only a year ago that Kyrie Irving demanded to be traded out of Cleveland to become the main attraction in Boston. Johnson went to one of James' houses in Los Angeles late Saturday night and met with him for several hours, sources told Shelburne. James may have chosen to sign with the Lakers for reasons outside of competing for a championship as early as this season, but maximizing the team's ability to compete during the final years LeBron's career should be the main priority.

What the Lakers continue to do in the off-season and how L.A. looks next season remains to be seen. Neither can shoot all that well and both require the ball to be effective, which goes against the qualities the typical role player next to LeBron has had over the years.

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