July 1, 2018. I’ll never forget that day. I was in my kitchen cooking dinner when I heard my phone go off. *Ting* the classic iPhone notification sound. I figured it was just another text.
But I was wrong. It was the most important notification of my life. It was a Twitter notification from Woj. The ultimate WOJ BOMB:
I fuckin screamed, “WOOOOOOOOOOO LETS FUCKIN GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Loud enough to wave all the banners hanging at Staples Center. I couldn’t believe it. The greatest basketball player of all time just signed with the greatest basketball franchise. Lebron fuckin James signed with the Lakers. Lebron James. Los Angeles Lakers.
It’s been over two months since Lebron signed with the Lakers and it still hasn’t hit me. Lebron is a Laker? Is this real life? We have the greatest basketball player of all time? My Twitter and Instagram feeds are flooded with pictures of Lebron from Media Day. The Purple and Gold looks beautiful on him.
I know I speak for every Laker fan when I say this, it still feels unreal. I’m not sure when it will hit me. Maybe Game 1 vs the Blazers. Maybe in the playoffs. Maybe next year when we sign Kevin Durant. Maybe when we win the NBA Finals next year.
Signing Lebron James was a dream. Now it’s reality. WOOOOO LETS FUCKIN GO!