"This is kind of like a dream come true for me," James explained.
"You look at the Lakers, being able to be part of a historic franchise, you know, with so much history," he added. "And now being able to partner with Magic Johnson, someone I looked up to when I was younger...and then for it to all come to fruition at this point, I think timing is everything."
The 33-year-old spent the past four years with the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he also played the first seven seasons of his career. While he has now left them in free agency twice, he did help bring them the first NBA title in franchise history in 2016.
James also helped his hometown with the opening of the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, which he discussed as well for UNINTERRUPTED on Sunday.