LeBron James is a Laker. That means LeBron's strong fan base will be following him to LA.
Many have wondered how that will go over with Laker fans who are die-hard Kobe Bryant fanatics. Kobe fans are fiercely loyal, and many have been reluctant to put James ahead of Bryant in the all-time pantheon.
Bryant is known for having an ego himself, so it is fair to wonder if he'd embrace James on the Lakers, even though the pair competed against each other for years and played together on the U.S. men's national team.
Well, Bryant officially welcomed James to Los Angeles tonight on Twitter. He seems excited.
Bryant also was enthusiastic about the news in a message to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.
No matter how you rank them, you have to be impressed with the list of all-time greats who have worn the Laker uniform. Kobe, Magic, Shaq, Kareem, Wilt, Elgin Baylor, Jerry West.