On Monday, LeBron James officially signed his four-year, $153.3 million Lakers contract, waving goodbye to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time in his career.
Many NBA fans have known for months, almost a year, that LeBron would be joining the Lakers this summer. The man himself confirmed exactly that yesterday on social media.
James' representatives at Klutch Sports Group tweeted a picture of him signing his new contract alongside his agent, Rich Paul, and Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka.
However, many NBA fans couldn't help but giggle at the photo due to how Rob Pelinka looks a lot like The West Wing and Parks and Rec actor and producer Rob Lowe.
Some fans even went as far as to say that Rob Lowe crashed the signing photo, and that Lowe is, in fact, the real general manager of the Lakers, not Pelinka. The similarities are striking.
One similarity that the Lakers will be hoping LeBron brings with him to the franchise over the next four years which he had during his time with the Cavaliers and the Miami Heat is his Finals appearances streak.
The four-time MVP winner has played in the past eight NBA Finals with the Heat and the Cavs, winning three titles during that period.
This is something which the Lakers will be hoping LeBron is able to replicate with them, as the franchise hasn't been to the NBA Finals since the 2009-10 season.
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.
Magic Johnson, the Lakers' president of basketball operations, said in a release, via ESPN, that he's confident James can help the Lakers reach the NBA Finals once more.
He said: "He loves to compete and is an awesome leader who is about winning and making sure that his teammates are successful.
"The Lakers players are excited to have a teammate who has been to nine NBA Finals. It's a huge step closer to returning the Lakers to the playoffs and to the NBA Finals."
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