Jerry West: LeBron James was not a tough sign

Los Angeles Lakers fans wait in line around noon for promised free pizza that will be handed out between 2 and 5 p.m. at Blaze Pizza a restaurant chain NBA basketball player Le Bron James was an original investor in Tuesday

Suiting up for the Los Angeles Lakers will enable James to play for a franchise that boasts some of the game's greats, current president Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant included. Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers both remained hopeful they would land the 14-time All-Star.

The mural saga illustrates just how weird the situation could get for James in Los Angeles, where Bryant retains huge popularity two years after his retirement.

On the other hand, that James is setting himself up to close out his career under the Hollywood lights fits with his vision of always looking ahead.

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While the vandals were never caught or identified, NBC Los Angeles news anchor Robert Kovacik earlier tweeted out CCTV footage of one of the vandals at work, as he splashes a can of paint in the artwork.

According to Variety, James will be a producer on an untitled comedy film that just sold to Paramount Players that will be written by Steve Mallory (Melissa McCarthy comedies Boss and Super Intelligence). Not only will James produce with SpringHill, but he is also apparently in talks to be cast in a starring role. Paramount Players' Ali Bell and Gabby Canton are also involved with the project. Chris Sheridan reported in 2017 that James to Los Angeles was a done deal, the Ric Bucher wrote a story detailing several reasons why National Basketball Association brass fully believed he was going there last summer as well. The plot is being kept under wraps.

And of course, there remains the possibility that James will someday star in Space Jam 2. He joins a team that's missed the playoffs five consecutive years and is poised to end that drought this season.

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