The Los Angeles Lakers came out swinging in the hours after landing the biggest fish of them all in LeBron James, who inked a four-year deal worth $154 million.
It all happened so quickly, too. First, none other than self-proclaimed LeBron stopper Lance Stephenson followed James to Los Angeles in a move that was reported Sunday evening.
Then Monday it was reported that Los Angeles renounced burgeoning star Julius Randle, making him an unrestricted free agent. Then moments later, Rajon Rondo was reported as having signed a one-year deal to join LeBron James and Co.
The best part is that these moves are likely just leading to another huge move.
Lakers certainly have cleared the path to @boogiecousins with their moves.
— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) July 2, 2018
Rondo going to the Lakers is maybe the biggest siren yet that the Lakers get Boogie. No clue how they find the money, but I HAVE to imagine it’s a one year deal or two year opt out so he can get really paid next summer (provided he’s healthy this year)
— Carmichael Dave 🇺🇸 (@CarmichaelDave) July 2, 2018
“GM Lebron is clearly making moves,” seems to be the general sentiment out there on social media.
And we must say, there’s not a lot of faith out there that this is going to work out well.
Lebron’s brand in Cleveland vs Lebron’s brand in LA pic.twitter.com/hPWz5pJopX
— Rob (@PhillyPhan513) July 2, 2018
Warriors and Rockets watching LeBron play GM of the Lakers…. pic.twitter.com/TRmppTn5AH
— Glenn Moore (@GlennMooreCLE) July 2, 2018
“LeBron to Rondo in the corner!”
“LeBron to Ball at the top!” pic.twitter.com/xFKMV4jqbw
— Josh Eberley🇨🇦 (@JoshEberley) July 2, 2018
LeBron will punch Rajon Rondo in the face by midseason
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) July 2, 2018
Rondo and Lance both think they’re the best player on the Lakers…
— warriorsworld (@warriorsworld) July 2, 2018
The funniest part of these Lakers moves is LeBron signing off on all of them and remembering how bad a GM LeBron is.
— Jared Moore (@MrJaredMoore) July 2, 2018
Yep LeBron not wasting anytime as new Lakers GM
— Ian Mollo (@mollo24) July 2, 2018