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Now LA has a god and a king – Ibrahimovic welcomes LeBron

08:45 BST 02/07/2018
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The former Manchester United and Barcelona forward has extended his inimitable welcome to the basketball star, who has joined the Los Angeles Lakers

LA Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimovic welcomed LeBron James to Los Angeles, saying the city now had a king to go with a God.

James, 33, has agreed to a four-year, $154 million (£117m/€132m) contract with the Lakers, it was announced on Sunday.

The three-time NBA champion joins the Lakers after two stints with the Cleveland Cavaliers and a successful spell with the Miami Heat.

James' move has been welcomed by several current and former NBA players and Ibrahimovic joined that group in characteristic fashion.

"Now LA has a God and a King!" he wrote on Twitter.

"Zlatan welcomes @KingJames."

Ibrahimovic joined the Galaxy in March and has scored nine goals in 12 games for the MLS club.

The outspoken star has had to watch from home, however, as Sweden have taken the World Cup by storm.



The country came through a group also featuring Germany, Mexico and South Korea, and face Switzerland in the knockout stages.

Should they win, they will face either England or Colombia in the quarter-finals.