Appearing on an episode of First Take, he said: "He told me if LeBron goes to LA, he's going to LA".
In 2014, LeBron returned to the Cavs after a dalliance with a more attractive suitor from South Beach, because after four years he realized the grass may have been more lush in Miami but not almost as familiar.
After James announced his decision to join the Lakers on a four-year, $153.3 million deal Sunday, the Lakers' jersey sales skyrocketed and prices spiked on the secondary ticket market.
Nevertheless, the landscape has shifted drastically with LeBron to LA as the top three spots in the West next season are virtually locked up before a game has even been played with Golden State, Houston and now Los Angeles as the conference's premier powers.
Julius Randle, Isaiah Thomas and several others are out.
Abdul-Jabbar did it in 1975 after requesting a trade from Milwaukee to a cosmopolitan city, and he went on to become the NBA'scareer scoring leader during 14 seasons with the Lakers. If you love sports, know digital sales, and can throw your weight behind an aggressive commission based opportunity than we would love to talk to you.
The Lakers signed veteran point guard Rajon Rondo earlier in the week following James' deal with Los Angeles, and Ball isn't expected to have his starting spot secured.
Everton rocked as Fenerbahce launch £26.5m Yerry Mina bid
Everton are one of the clubs linked with a move for Mina, along with Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Turkish side Fenerbache. He has an £88m (€100m) release clause that protects Barca from an unwanted departure if they change their minds.
Oil mixed as Saudi output rises, equities rebound
Saudi Arabia agrees with Trump on the importance of keeping prices down but has not committed to increasing output sufficiently. Inventories at Cushing, Oklahoma, fell 2 million barrels last week, according to a separate forecast compiled by Bloomberg .
EU Parliament rejects sweeping internet copyright reforms
It describes the legislation as "well-intended" but ultimately risky . "But Article 13 is not the right way to achieve this". The reforms consist of two major hiccups that pose a threat to free online expression and open internet.
Thai cave rescue site cleared to 'help victims'
Authorities have been racing to pump out water from the cave before more storms in the coming days raise the water levels again. The risky journey killed a trained Navy SEAL on Friday, who passed out underwater while delivery oxygen tanks inside the cave.