As it turns out, the deal between the two sides might have been made much sooner than that, as Johnson was at James' house right at the start of free agency to sell him on coming to the Lakers.
Pelinka echoed that by saying "This is a historic moment for the Lakers, and we could not feel more grateful and honored".
We don't know which teams these general managers work for, but in regards to the Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics - the three teams most often associated with Leonard in trade rumors - it makes little to no sense to give up anything of great value to acquire Leonard without knowing if he wants to re-sign. "We will continue forward and do everything necessary to achieve that shared obsession of bringing the No. 17 pennant to the best fans in the world - the Lakers Nation".
Johnny Depp sued for allegedly attacking crew member of movie set
Actor Johnny Depp posed at the world premiere of the film "Murder on the Orient Express", in November 2017, in London. He said production had a permit to film until 7 PM outside the Barclay Hotel in Los Angeles and until 10 PM inside.
James is not expected to attend, however, and is not expected to speak publicly about his decision until a charity event in OH later this month.
"I think they considered us very strongly", Harris said of James's representatives while talking to reporters on Monday at the Las Vegas Summer League, as reported by ESPN. Over the course of his 10-year career, McGee has averaged 7.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks. Last season was his first in which he played in all 82 regular-season games, and the eighth in a row in which his team advanced to the Eastern Conference finals (four in Miami before each of the last four seasons in Cleveland).