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Social Reactions: LeBron James joins the Los Angeles Lakers

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July 1st will forever be remembered in Los Angeles Lakers history as the day LeBron James restored the franchise’s glitz and glamour.

The Purple and Gold have missed the postseason five years in a row now, the longest stretch in the team’s history, but that could very well change next season. “The King” will now sit on his throne in the City of Angels, and it won’t take long for many of Hollywood’s stars to descend upon Staples Center eager to witness the next chapter in his story.

When the news broke Sunday afternoon, Twitter erupted, with many members of the Oakland Raiders sharing their thoughts on the social media site.

Derek Carr has been a loyal fan of the Lakers since his childhood, and has tried his best to recruit his good friend, and NBA All-Star, Paul George to the squad for years now, but he seems more than okay with the addition of LeBron instead.

There’s nothing worse than a bandwagon fan, and like Carr, I’ve been a Lakers fan since I could walk as an infant, and with LeBron now joining the team, there will be plenty of new Lakers fans strutting their colors. No. 4 is taking the necessary steps to welcome them, as well as expose them in a lighthearted manner, and I support it.

Carr’s tweet received a lot of feedback from players across the NFL, and it appears as though several of his teammates are excited to join him.

The former second-round pick has been one of the most outspoken Lakers fans in the Raiders locker room, but Khalil Mack has been one of LeBron James’ biggest advocates. The Florida native has been a devout Miami Heat fan for years, but is considering a change.

The Golden State Warriors are still the two-time reigning NBA champions, but watching the Lakers and Warriors division rivalry series next season will be must-see television. LeBron’s decision to join the Lakers might take some getting used to.

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