When Magic Johnson sat across from LeBron James late on June 30 to sell the greatest player in the National Basketball Association on his vision for the final chapter of James' career, he channeled Dr.
"I guess it is never touch religion, politics or anyone against Kobe", Never cracked.
From featuring attractive gold jerseys to adding thin stripes on the sides, the Lakers have absolutely perfected their appearance.
However, there was also a vocal minority (read: Kobe fans) who were upset by the sentiment.
That title can be seen a bit presumptuous, considering the franchise has already won 16 NBA Titles before James even joined the team, and Never suspects the culprits to be loyal to five-time champion and Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.
"I got a ton of support", Never said, according to ESPN.
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"We saw that LeBron and Miami struggled for the first two months or so when he was in Miami, then they finally got together and they were a championship-caliber team". But, James signed a deal with three guaranteed seasons and a player option in the fourth year, giving Los Angeles more of a commitment and a sign of patience as the team restructures. "[Some] people didn't like it in general; not necessarily the work, but the sentiment that went with it. People had a big problem with the word 'of.' I get where they are coming from". But when fans are going on social media and courting vandals with cash rewards, it's clear things have gone too far.
LeBron completed his sensational move to the LA Lakers earlier this week and a huge mural was painted to celebrate the King's arrival - but the spectacular artwork did not last long.
"I know when to cut my losses", Never said.
"I asked him what his expectations are, and he said he understood where we were, as an organization, as a team, and what we're building", Johnson said.
"I never liked him".