Los Angeles, CA – Although the Cleveland Cavaliers were crushed by the Golden State Warriors in the 2018 NBA Finals last month, some basketball fans were still hoping Cavs’ star player LeBron James would remain with the team.
But those dreams were crushed on Sunday (July 1), when James revealed he was leaving his hometown team for Hollywood and announced he’d signed a four-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers for a cool $153.3 million.
James joins one of the most storied franchises in NBA history. Basketball legends like Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaq have all donned the purple and yellow jerseys over the years.
Hip Hop came out in droves to celebrate James’ move to the City of Angels. Ice Cube, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Chuck D, Quavo and T.I. were just a handful of those who took to Twitter to express their excitement.
Check their reactions out below.
— Ice Cube (@icecube) July 2, 2018
Dam I gotta get a krib in LA now and I even really feel like spending like that right now but fugg it it’s the King.
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) July 2, 2018
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) July 2, 2018
LEBRON JAMES TO LA FOR THE BIG BALLER BAGG CONGRATS BRO @KingJames
— QuavoYRN (@QuavoStuntin) July 2, 2018
We proudly welcome the Lake-Show to the Kingdom.? pic.twitter.com/nvWbYfG4kx
— T.I. (@Tip) July 2, 2018
Lebron James from the Lakers, now that’s paper! $$$$$$$$
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) July 2, 2018
I wonder if Lebron James will do a Big Baller Brand collaboration
— Vince Staples (@vincestaples) July 2, 2018
Over 15 yrs ago … who woulda guessed pic.twitter.com/oOJ0BFbeiZ
— Bow Wow (@smoss) July 2, 2018
— JAY 305 ? (@TheJay305) July 2, 2018
Lebron James, Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee the new Lakers @Iamthemonth10
— PHARAOH (@iamjtown) July 2, 2018
As a Laker fan…
Delusion is high!!!
Mix that with Lebron James????
— Glasses Malone (@gmalone) July 2, 2018