NBA: Has LeBron James turned the LA Lakers into instant contenders?

The show is back in Los Angeles with news that the NBA's best player, LeBron James is heading to 'Laker Town'.

'King James' has signed a mega four-year US$154 million deal that has fans of the purple and yellow dreaming of their past glory.

But do the Lakers have the pieces James' needs to bring a championship to LA in 2019?

"Anywhere LeBron goes has a decent chance of winning that ring," Newshub's George Berry says.

"You saw that with the Cavs last year, he got them to the finals with a mediocre team."

Watch the video above as George and senior digital producer Brad Lewis break down the permutations.

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