The Lakers may also have sweetened the deal by having room under their salary cap to sign another maximum-salary free agent, rumoured to be the San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard.
It's worth asking because, in the past, those players' relationships with James have ranged from occasional irritants to outright nemeses.
Fans in OH, meanwhile, are looking to move forward: James' jersey sales have plunged by 40 percent in the Cavs' team shop at Quicken Loans Arena.
James and the Cavaliers had been beaten in 3 out of 4 NBA Finals against the Warriors since 2015. The team that has won three out of the last four championships added a four-time All-Star who could have received a max contract elsewhere.
Six-time National Basketball Association champion Jordan defined an era with the Chicago Bulls, but glory in LA - and a title with a third different team - could well give James an edge.
Japan reach last 16 on fair play points, will meet Belgium
In fact Japan were looking like going out alongside Poland , after the Polish side claimed all three points with Bednarek's goal. Nishino then introduced Inui, but Japan barely fought back and were only reprieved after Colombia scored in Samara .
The Lakers' next steps are unclear, and though James may be patient about building a contender, he's 33 years old.
"It's still early, but trends are already showing that this upcoming Lakers season with James is going to be one of the hottest sports tickets".
Another reason for James's willingness to sign a long-term deal with the Lakers is the team's proximity to Hollywood.
He then opted out of the final two years of his Miami contract and returned to Cleveland.
According to The LA Times' Brad Turner, Johnson showed up at James' house at 12:01 ET/9:01 PT on July 1, the minute free agency began, to recruit James to the Lakers.