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NBA Players Erupt After LeBron James Announces Decision to Join Lakers
- Updated: July 1, 2018
While the writing on the wall regarding James’ intent to play with the Lakers had been there for quite some time, that didn’t keep NBA Twitter from exploding over the news that will change the entire landscape of the NBA for the foreseeable future.
Players all over the league shared their thoughts on the massive news, including some of his new teammates.
Y’all really thought he was gonna pass up the greatest city in the world… #TheKingIsHere ?
— Lonzo Ball (@ZO2_) July 2, 2018
LAKESHOWWWW. @KingJames let’s go my brotha?? let’s rock
— kuz (@kylekuzma) July 2, 2018
Players in the already stacked Western Conference also reacted to the news that the King has arrived.
Gotta love the West?
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) July 2, 2018
Wow!!!!! West is sick!!!!!!
— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) July 2, 2018
— Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) July 2, 2018
— Jamal Murray (@BeMore27) July 2, 2018
Others just took in the news with a mixture of shock and excitement.
— Shabazz Napier (@ShabazzNapier) July 2, 2018
Wow!! Well… NVM ?
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) July 2, 2018
Wake up from a nap to see y’all going crazy. Bout time lol
— Spencer Dinwiddie (@SDinwiddie_25) July 2, 2018
Didn’t see that one coming
— Eric Bledsoe (@EBled2) July 2, 2018
The perfect setup……see the entire master plan….:.that boy smart
— Mario Chalmers (@mchalmers15) July 2, 2018
Lol bron just joined the Cavs of the West ???
— Terrence Ross (@TFlight31) July 2, 2018
At least one fellow NBA player looked deep into the future to share one aspect of James’ new four-year contract.
Bron gonna be a free agent just in time to play with his son . That’s a bar ✊?
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) July 2, 2018
While this is certainly a tough day for Cleveland Cavaliers fans everywhere, it is hard not to enjoy seeing just how much James’ decision can rock the entire league to its core.
Whatever happens from here on out, James and Cavs fans everywhere will have an unbreakable bond that was forged with his two stints in Cleveland. Only time will tell if a third James era in Cleveland will come to pass the next time he becomes a free agent.