LeBron: A ‘dream come true’ to join LA Lakers and work with idol Magic

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LeBron James claims his historic move to the Los Angeles Lakers is a


NBA superstar LeBron James says it is a ‘dream come true’ to have made the historic move to the Los Angeles Lakers.

The 33-year-old this summer left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time in his career, before moving to Hollywood on a four-year, $154million (£117m) deal.

Now in a revealing short interview posted on Instagram, James has opened up on his money-spinning move — and what it will mean to pull on the famous gold jersey. 

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LeBron James claims his historic move to the Los Angeles Lakers is a 'dream come true'

LeBron James claims his historic move to the Los Angeles Lakers is a ‘dream come true’

The 33-year-old NBA superstar labelled his new side 'a historic franchise with so much history'

The 33-year-old NBA superstar labelled his new side 'a historic franchise with so much history'

The 33-year-old NBA superstar labelled his new side ‘a historic franchise with so much history’

‘Making the move to Los Angeles, this is kind of like a dream come true for me,’ he told Interrupted. 

‘Growing up, I was a (Dallas) Cowboys fan, I was a (Chicago) Bulls fan, I was a (New York) Yankees fan.

‘I always felt like that was one of the historic franchises and you look at the Lakers – being able to play for a historic franchise with so much history and now being able to partner with Magic Johnson.’

Johnson, who became one of the most iconic players in the sport’s history after 13 seasons spent at point guard for the Lakers, is now president of basketball operations of the LA club.

James is also relishing the chance to work with former Lakers star Magic Johnson (pictured)

James is also relishing the chance to work with former Lakers star Magic Johnson (pictured)

James is also relishing the chance to work with former Lakers star Magic Johnson (pictured)

During the interview, the NBA superstar and Liverpool stakeholder wore a vintage LFC jacket

During the interview, the NBA superstar and Liverpool stakeholder wore a vintage LFC jacket

During the interview, the NBA superstar and Liverpool stakeholder wore a vintage LFC jacket

‘(He’s) someone I looked up to when I was younger — I wanted to make no-look passes like Magic, get on the break and be showtime like Magic. For it to all come to fruition at this point, I think timing is everything.’

Jones, one of the highest-paid athletes in all of sport, made the comments while wearing a vintage Liverpool jacket.

The 33-year-old is a stakeholder in the Merseyside club and made clear his allegiance to Jurgen Klopp’s side while on camera.

James received a 2 per cent stake in the club in 2011, worth around £4.95m. But, according to ESPN, the NBA star’s investment is now paying dividend.

After the Reds reached last season’s Champions League final with semi-final victory over Roma, the stake is now worth up to £24.4m.





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