Lakers need some Magic to land LeBron James or other stars and be relevant again

George has wanted to play for the Lakers seemingly since he grew up in Palmdale. That appears to be Johnson’s signing to lose. There is talk that James might instead want to bring Chris Paul, which is more problematic for Johnson considering Paul’s injury history. Yes, he was a Lakers dream date for about five minutes, but that was more than six years ago, and he’s not the same player.