The three-time NBA Champion and two-time Cleveland Cavalier said goodbye to his hometown team for Southern California by inking a four-year, $153.3 million contract with the Lakers.
The two figures that were instrumental to LeBron signing were Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson along with general manager Rob Pelinka.
Johnson and Pelinka appeared on Spectrum SportsNet to break down the process of signing one of the biggest sports icons on the planet. When Pelinka was asked about how he was officially notified of King James choosing to migrate to the West Coast, he gave an answer that anyone with an iPhone that is familiar will the latest features the phone’s iMessage text-messaging application can relate to.
You would’ve assumed a phone call or a more descriptive text would’ve been the way to inform the Lakers of LeBron’s decision. But sometimes, it’s okay to go against the norm, and just slide in a single-word message with a digitalized effect added. Just a little different than going on National television to explain that “you’re taking your talents to the Santa Monica shores in Los Angeles.”
Here are a few more interesting tidbits from the interview that are note-worthy.