Hollywood rolled out the red carpet to welcome LeBron James to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday following the announcement that the NBA superstar had signed a four-year contract with the one-time championship team.
“This is so exciting that you are coming to the city of stars,” Arnold Schwarzenegger said in a video post. “You, without any doubt, are going to be the biggest star of all, on and off the court.”
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) July 2, 2018
Chris Rock joked, “Congratulations to the Boston Celtics next years eastern conference champions.”
Congratulations to the Boston Celtics next years eastern conference champions.
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) July 2, 2018
Here are a handful of the other celebs applauding the deal:
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) July 2, 2018
Lakers got LeBron, congratulations LA & Congratulations Magic Johnson remember when Dick Stain Dan LeBaTard questioned if Magic was “qualified” for the job?The DickStainDan who’s Father is on TV daily? Fire Yourself & Fire Poppy NOW. You know Jack Shit @LeBatardShow @Stugotz790
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) July 2, 2018
— Ice Cube (@icecube) July 2, 2018
told youuuu https://t.co/ENTrEuq0NC
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 2, 2018
— Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) July 2, 2018
— Larry King (@kingsthings) July 2, 2018
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) July 2, 2018
Honestly, this LeBron news is the best birthday present my husband could have possibly gotten.
— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) July 2, 2018
BREAKING NOW!!!!!!!!LEBRON TO THE LAKERS 4 YEAR CONTRACT.
— Norm Macdonald (@normmacdonald) July 2, 2018
WOWZERS!! Just left a VICTORIOUS game for my @la_sparks and just found out @magicjohnson got us da KING @kingjames to sign to @lakers WHAT?? Getting my season seats NOW!! #LifeIsGood… https://t.co/EpEpDItxGX
— Vivica A. Fox (@MsVivicaFox) July 2, 2018
The feel-good story would've been LeBron finishing his career in Cleveland. I feel sorry for all the great Cavs fans. But LeBron was born to be a Laker playing for the original LeBron, Magic Johnson. Can't fault LeBron for finishing his career in Hollywood. #StriveForDrama
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) July 2, 2018
Kathy Griffin not only welcomed James to the Lakers, she simultaneously jabbed conservative commentator Laura Ingraham for telling The King he should “shut up and dribble.”
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) July 2, 2018
Current and former Lakers stars joined in on the excitement.
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) July 2, 2018
I am sure the Lakernation is rejoicing The acquisition of LeBron James means that the Lakers are just a smidgen away from being real contenders. Congrats to @MagicJohnson & @LALakersLive et al. Cross your fingers for news from San Antonio.
— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@kaj33) July 2, 2018
— Rick Fox (@RickFox) July 2, 2018