Not that he needed it, but LeBron James has the approval of Kobe Bryant as he departs the Cleveland Cavaliers for a second time and heads to the Los Angeles Lakers.
James, 33, agreed to a four-year, $154-million deal with the Lakers, Klutch Sports announced Sunday night.
Kobe Bryant will have a lot to say about LeBron in due time. For now, he says in all caps, “I LOVE IT.”
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 2, 2018
Bryant later took to Twitter to welcome James to Los Angeles and to congratulate Lakers co-owner Jeanine Buss and team president Magic Johnson for landing him.
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) July 2, 2018
James and Bryant were teammates on the 2008 and 2012 USA Olympic teams that won the gold medal.
Bryant won five championships with the Lakers, the last being in 2010. Los Angeles has not been to the Finals since that season. James is a three-time champion, twice in Miami (2012 and 2013) and once in Cleveland (2016).