Magic Johnson sat in his car for an hour before meeting LeBron James to discuss his free agency in order to avoid tampering issuesGet the Full StoryKevork Djansezian Getty
Magic Johnson played a key role in convincing LeBron James to join the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason.
While it was already known that Magic met with LeBron at his home the minute free agency opened up, Johnson recently revealed that he had waited in the driveway for an hour before approaching the door.
Johnson's caution was an effort to avoid any fines related to tampering, as James was still technically under contract until 9:01 p.m. Pacific time.
When the Los Angeles Lakers won the LeBron James sweepstakes earlier in July, it is likely that nobody was happier about the deal than Magic Johnson.
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