If you want to go visit a city and have a great chance of meeting some celebrities everybody knows that Los Angeles, California has always been the city, but it has just went up another notch.
It seems that the big names in every sport have somehow ended up in Los Angeles via free agency or trade.
The biggest name to come to the West Coast and settle in the City of Angels was LeBron James. Hate him or love him you have to respect him as his reputation as a MVP, All-Star, and NBA champion precedes him. With James coming to L.A., everybody has been flocking to California to see who else may be out there to follow the king.
James is a huge name, but other massive moves have been made in other sports. The newest L.A. franchise, even though it is technically not their first time in Los Angeles, in the Rams are back for their second season in the NFL and they brought some top tier talent with them. They have running back Todd Gurley on offense with a stingy defense that includes Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh, Aqib Talib, and Marcus Peters. The Rams have adopted a win-now approach that seems to exist all over Los Angeles.
In the MLB, the Dodgers went and got a household in Manny Machado for five minor leaguers in a deal with the Baltimore Orioles. Some say the Orioles won the deal while others say Big Blue did. Machado is a household name and he will only get better as he is a four-time All-Star and two-time Golden Glove recipient.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, one of the biggest names in all of sports, well if you ask him was playing for the best soccer club in the Manchester United. When he was transferred to the Galaxy Zlatan was quoted saying “I am going to dominate the MLS.” So far, he has with 15 goals, four assists, and five Man of the Match nominees. He’s on track for domination.
It seems as if the top athletes in the each sport called each other and said, “hey, let’s go settle in a city and shake the world up.” If that is true what better city to link up in than Los Angeles, the city of bright lights. With Kawhi Leonard expressing his will to play for the Lakers, the 2028 Olympics to be hosted in Los Angeles, and the 2026 World Cup to have matches featured in Los Angeles, it seems as if the city is winning now and long-term.