Magic Johnson warned Lakers employees about tampering.
Mike Bresnahan of Spectrum SportsNet:
Until 9 p.m. Pacific June 30, LeBron James was technically still under contract with the Cavaliers. Obviously, Johnson didn’t want to be late to his meeting, and Los Angeles traffic can be unpredictable. Hence, the early arrival and wait.
However silly, it obviously proved fruitful. The Lakers signed LeBron – without incurring another tampering fine (probably).