Wesley Johnson always wanted to be a Laker

Ever since his early childhood, Wesley Johnson became one of those many basketball players aspiring to become a Laker.

The first source of influence traced to his mother, who grew up cheering Magic Johnson. Many other reasons followed suit. Johnson marveled at Kobe Bryant’s game both from afar. Johnson then worked out privately with Bryant after joining the same agent in Rob Pelinka and becoming the fourth pick of the 2010 NBA Draft.

Even though he said he had offers from a lot of different teams,” Johnson considered it a “no brainer” to sign with the Lakers to a one-year deal worth a little under $1 million. He also hardly second guessed and joining a team that’s recently removed from its storied championship history. When it came to Johnson unveiling his No. 11 Lakers jersey, his life suddenly came full circle.

“This is a dream come true,” Johnson said.

Reported by Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News (Blog)