On July 1, 2018, the landscape of the NBA changed.
LeBron James, the best player in the world, decided to take his talents out west and join the Los Angeles Lakers, a franchise that hasn't won a playoff series since 2012.
For the first time since that decision became official, LeBron explained via the Uninterrupted, why he decided to sign with one of the country's most storied franchises.
This is kind of like a dream come true for me. You know, growing up, I was a Cowboys fan, I was a Bulls fan, I was a Yankees fan, and I've always felt like that was one of the historic franchises. You look at the Lakers, and being able to play for a historic franchise, with so much history you know?
While playing for one of the game's most historic franchises is a dream come true for most NBA players, LeBron also took into consideration who he would be working with and what kind of experience the front office of his new team had.
And now being able to partner with Magic Johnson, someone I kind of looked up to when I was younger, you know, and wanted to make no-look passes like Magic, wanted to get on the break and be 'Showtime' like Magic, and then for it to all come to fruition at this point, I think timing is everything.
LeBron also discussed the opening of his foundation's “I Promise” school in Akron, and how excited he is to be able to give back to a community full of kids who are going through the same experiences he did as a youth.
He says it's, “bittersweet timing” that he wouldn't be able to be present at the school on a day-to-day basis for the kids because he's moving to Los Angeles, but he's excited for the next chapter in his personal life.
It's good to see that LeBron is still committed to giving back to his hometown even though he won't be there. The opening of this school has to alleviate some of the pain that he won't be wearing a Cavaliers jersey in 2019.