It was announced on July 2 that the 33-year-old free agent would be leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to move to LA on a four-year, $154million deal.
It's been 10 days since LeBron James decided he would leave the Cavaliers for the Lakers, agreeing to a four-year max deal in L.A. that he officially signed earlier this week.
Los Angeles can collectively exhale. "We will continue forward and do all that is necessary to achieve our shared obsession of bringing banner No. 17 to the world's best fans - Lakers Nation".
This was also the last time the Lakers brought back the NBA Championship to the Staples Center and the city of Los Angeles, something which James will be looking to do many times for the team over the next four years.
"He loves to compete and is an awesome leader who is about winning and making sure that his teammates are successful", Magic said in a statement. The Lakers players are excited to have a teammate who has been to nine NBA Finals.
"It's a big step closer to returning the Lakers to the postseason and the NBA Finals".
Yet Wright, speaking on First Things First, insists that James did not join the Lakers on the basis that he would team up with Leonard and that he is relaxed about his chances of reaching a ninth straight Finals.
A news conference with Pelinka has been scheduled for Wednesday in El Segundo.
The 15-year National Basketball Association veteran became the first National Basketball Association with 30,000 career points, 8,000 rebounds and 8,000 assists.