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Finally some happy LeBron memes.

LeBron James, widely considered to have carried the Cleveland Cavaliers through the playoffs, has signed a four-year, $154-million dollar deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, and everyone’s reaction seems to be “Yeah, we get it.”

LeBron is considered by many to be the greatest NBA player of all time, and his team was still swept in the first four games of the finals by the Golden State Warriors.

Maybe because of moments like this:

JR Smith taking the ball back out instead of going for the win in game one has come to represent the whole series in people’s minds. It might be a bit unfair to the Cavs, after all, you don’t get all the way to the NBA finals because of one player, even if that player is as talented as James, but it’s still fair to say that LeBron shouldered an enormous amount of the burden.

“The load that I have to carry offensively, it’s been what the season has asked for,” he said in a post-finals interview, available on NBA.com

All of which is to say that LeBron’s move to L.A. is seen as both unsurprising and well deserved. Naturally, Twitter celebrated it with memes galore.

Even Cavs fans seem to understand the move. For the most part they seemed grateful to James for leading the team to their 2016 Championship win.

Although at least one fan had to remind James that when he came back to Cleveland he said: “I’m not going anywhere ever again.”

One can hardly blame James for making the move, though. Playing for the Lakers does give him a better shot at winning another NBA title, and the $154 million dollars probably doesn’t hurt either. Although it’s possible, as one fan suggested, that he just wants easier access to In-N-Out Burger.

David Britton

David Britton

David Britton is a writer and comedian based in Rhinebeck, New York who focuses on internet culture, memes, and viral news stories. He also writes for the Hard Times and is the creator of StoriesAboutWizards.com.

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