The Los Angeles Lakers have recovered nicely from the start of free agency by managing to win the LeBron James Sweepstakes. He returned to the Cavs in 2014 after four seasons in Miami but Cleveland fans should be more forgiving this time around after he ended the city's 52-year sports championship drought.
If true, this puts to bed long-simmering speculation about James' immediate future in the National Basketball Association, with previous reports suggesting that he would leave the Cleveland Cavaliers once again.
His departure would create some more question marks for the Lakers, especially who will be in the frontcourt alongside Kyle Kuzma.
The other title, for the 2016 season, went to the James' led Cavaliers.
While there were reports that James had concerns over joining Lakers, because of Bryant's stature, the news will no doubt delight the fans of the Los Angeles franchise. According to Basketball Society's Brandon "Scoop B" Robinson, James would use the attention of his decision to drop the Space Jam 2 trailer on the newly-launched Instagram TV through his new Uninterrupted platform.
The Lakers have a young, talented but inexperienced roster and they were hoping to land both James and possibly George. The Cavs became the first team to rally back from a 3-1 deficit in the Finals, and they did so against a team that won a league-record 73 games in the regular season.
The chance to play for one of America's most storied franchises is a new challenge for James, who prides himself on knowing the game's history. West in the championship series.
It's now his turn.