LeBron James is a Los Angeles Laker, but it doesn't mean the choice was easy for him.
Cleveland was his home, and it's where his long and storied carer first took off. There, his dominance was unthreatened, his throne was unchallenged, and his path through the East was always something to be feared.
He also had Kevin Love. And although they may not be the best of friends, their appreciation for each other is bigger than the game of basketball. Here's what Kevin Love said to Sports Illustrated about what happened the moment he found out Bron was a Laker:
“I was in the Hamptons and I was sitting next to a couple really good friends, and I just looked down at my phone and said ‘Oh, Bron just signed a $154 million contract with the Lakers,’” Love said. “I said ‘Ok, gotta make a few calls,’ so I stepped out and that was that. Texted him later that night, told him I loved him, told him I appreciated him and good luck.”
There's no telling where these guys will end up in the next couple of years. They might just be reunited before it's all said and done.
But, for now, let's not overlook the freidnship these two have built over the past four seasons.