Hollywood Stars Welcome LeBron James-Lakers News: ‘There Is a God!’

LeBron James (Credit: YouTube)

LeBron James is one step closer to becoming a Hollywood mogul.

The NBA legend has signed a deal to play for the Los Angeles Lakers over the next four years, his agency Klutch Sports tweeted Sunday.

James will join the Lakers for the 2018-19 season after inking a four-year contract worth $154 million. While the deal is massive, it also brings James closer to his growing entertainment empire.

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The NBA champion co-owns production company, SpringHill Entertainment, with business partner Maverick Carter.

The company has a production deal with Warner Bros. for projects in television, film and original digital content, including documentaries and a remake of the hit 1990 film House Party, as well as a Space Jam reboot

James also had a role in the 2015 Amy Schumer comedy Trainwreck.

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While news of the Lakers deal was likely disappointing for Cleveland Cavaliers fans, Lakers backers – including Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Ava DuVernay and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger – were thrilled.

“There is a God! Must be Magic!” Ice Cube tweeted Sunday.

“Welcome to LA, @KingJames! You’re gonna love my hometown. And we’re gonna love you back!” DuVernay wrote on Twitter.

Schwarzenegger also took to Twitter to congratulate James with a video message.

“LeBron, welcome to Los Angeles,” he said. “This is so exciting that you’re coming to the city of stars, and you’re without any doubt going to be the biggest star of all on the court, and off the court. Love it.”

Check out some of the other reactions below.

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