LeBron James at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- We're about a month into NBA free agency and, if you don't know by now, the best player in the world left Cleveland for the second time. LeBron James joined the Lakers on a four-year deal worth nearly $154 million, but yesterday marked the first time he's spoken publicly since taking his talents to Los Angeles.
The forward said on Uninterrupted he's ready to take the Lake-Show to prominence.
"You know, for me to be in this position now, the excitement that I have to be a Laker, I'm happy to be a part of it because I believe the Lakers is a historical franchise, we all know that, but it's a championship franchise, and that's what we're trying to get back to, and I'm happy to be part of the culture, and be a part of us getting back to that point," James said.
James is eager to spend more time with former Lakers great and current president of basketball operations Magic Johnson.
"Being able to play for a historic franchise with so much history, and now being able to partner with Magic Johnson--someone I kind of like looked up to when I was younger, wanted to make no-look passes like Magic, wanted to get on the break and be showtime like Magic--and then for it all come to fruition at this point? I think timing is everything," he said.
James has reached eight straight NBA Finals. The Lakers haven't been in the championship round since winning their 16th title in 2010.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports