Los Angeles is getting a king: King James, to be exact. And from their tweets about LeBron James’ decision to join the Los Angeles Lakers, it seems the stars are looking forward to having a new ruler on their home court.
James Corden clearly thought the news was fire. “Me and @KingJames walking into LA,” the Late Late Show host captioned a pic of himself and James in front of a car set ablaze.
Corden wasn’t the only one with jokes. Referencing an episode of Full House that featured Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Stamos tweeted, “Kareem, LeBron is on my sweet spot …”
Rob Lowe, who was in South Africa when he received word, was stoked for his home team.
“Waking up in South Africa to the news that the @Lakers are BACK! Congratulations @JeanieBuss @MagicJohnson Welcome, @KingJames,” Lowe tweeted.
Chrissy Teigen welcomed the athlete by giving him the lowdown on life in La La Land. “@KingJames welcome to LA!” she tweeted. “Friday is sunset rosé, laser facials on Monday. the rest of the week is running into people you don’t like at soho house”
Ice Cube also issued a warm welcome. “There is a God! Must be Magic!” he posted, adding “#happydaysarehereagain.”
Ludacris joked about an immediate increase in real estate values. “Welp, my Hollywood Hills Crib Just went up in Value,” the rapper/actor tweeted. “Thank You @kingjames.”
Snoop Dogg shared a simple “Welcome home” for the basketball player along with an illustration of James beside fellow Lakers greats Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant.
Arnold Schwarzenegger expressed his excitement in a video which he shared on Twitter.
“LeBron, welcome to Los Angeles. This is so exciting that you’re coming to the city of stars,” Schwarzenegger said, “and you without any doubt are going to be the biggest star of all on the court and off the court. Love it!”
In a congratulatory tweet, Ryan Seacrest told James to “Rock that purple and gold” and said he was “looking forward to a great season”.
King James was welcome by another king, Larry King that is. “Welcome to LA, Mr. James,” the television host wrote.
Director John Carpenter seemed in disbelief. “Staggering news,” the filmmaker posted. “LeBron James is coming to the Lakers. Sweet Baby Jesus!”