The Lakers signed veteran point guard Rajon Rondo earlier in the week following James' deal with Los Angeles, and Ball isn't expected to have his starting spot secured.
The Lakers franchise was lagging too and Johnson knew if he could convince James, who has recently become a free agent, to join the Lakers franchise, then it would be a match made in heaven on the Lakers home court.
There's still an outside chance that Magic Johnson and the Lakers could work out a trade with the San Antonio Spurs for Kawhi Leonard. That's exactly what the Warriors did by signing Boogie Cousins to a one year $5 million dollar deal. "They still ain't gonna win with this team right here - the Lakers with LeBron!"
But, what would potential packages look like?
Rondo figures to be the fourth player to come to terms with the Lakers after the massive LeBron James announcement, following the one-year agreements with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee. Unfortunately, that wasn't the only power move as the defending dynasty the Golden State Warriors also strengthen their numbers. "Lonzo's not ball-dominant, where he's just dribbling the ball while you're watching him try to do a crossover and make a layup down the lane", Ball said.
But more than perhaps any other working athlete in recent memory, James made that move years ago.
While the calibre of talent remains way short of the Warriors, and even the Rockets, Jones claimed James had signed up for the long-term nature of the project, suggesting the team would improve steadily over time. They have added a lot of smart pieces, playoff experience wise and have young players that LeBron can rely on.
"These guys get to go to one of these fantasy camps", Wahlberg said, presumably meaning a camp where characters learn basketball from James, not get tips on their fantasy sports team. Ever since he left the Heat, James' teams have played exactly how he's wanted them to as he seemingly exerted control of every aspect of the Cavaliers' style.
Surprisingly, they are exactly the type of players Magic Johnson told James he'd be surrounding him with if the James chose to sign with the Lakers. Some championships for the Lakers.
I was a LeBron fan before most of you had heard of him.