The game's best all-around player and biggest star will now lead a young Lakers team that has been overmatched in recent years while rebuilding but will instantly rise with James.
But the Warriors obtained Kevin Durant after that loss and Golden State have gone 8-1 against the Cavs in the two NBA Finals since. The family has two homes in California and James' oldest son, LeBron James Jr., has always been rumored to be taking his own talents to basketball powerhouse Sierra Canyon High School in Chatsworth, California.
Already some in the National Basketball Association world are talking about the idea of reformatting the playoffs and making it the 16 best teams rather than eight from each conference.
The Lakers have positioned themselves with a massive amount of cap space to make noise this summer.
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers were also in the mix.
In his time with the Cavs, James managed to bring a championship to Cleveland.
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But that "thigh of God" goal proved the only highlight for a man considered by many the greatest to have played the game. France emerged as winners in Group C; they remained unbeaten in the group where they faced Denmark, Peru and Australia.
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They're likely going to re-sign Rodney Hood, who averaged 16.8 points per game in a featured role with the Utah Jazz last season, with James gone. Clint Capela and others with six years or less in the league can make a max salary of $25.25 million for the 2018-19 season.
While every team dreams of being ruled by King James, only a few have a legit chance of signing him.
The decision to join the Lakers was not a surprise to his innermost circle, with one person telling AP that it had been presumed for some time that he was headed to Los Angeles next season. Los Angeles might not look like a title contender now, especially in a world where the Golden State Warriors exist, but - in James' estimation, presumably - it will.
By moving West for the first time in his career, James will face a stiffer competition night in, night out, with Steph Curry's Warriors, James' Rockets and a whole lot of stacked teams crowding the playoff race.
If the Lakers do sign Cousins, reports indicate it would be on a short-term deal that would allow the team to assess how well he has recovered from his Achilles injury. It also helps that the Lakers are one of the game's premier franchises. He's also taken his talents to a conference that put his streak of reaching eight consecutive NBA Finals at risk but allows him a greater chance of improving his Finals record.
With all the speculation surrounding James' future, the Lakers have been pulling big moves in trying to make a trade for the Spurs' Kawhi Leonard, who told San Antonio he wants out of the franchise, with Los Angeles being his preferred destination.