It was a move that changed the landscape of the NBA, and one that drastically altered the present and future of the Los Angeles Lakers organization.
When three-time champion and 14-time All-Star LeBron James decided he wanted to don purple and gold in 2018-19 and beyond, the decision was relayed to Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka via text message from James' agent, Rich Paul.
"The text just said, 'Congrats,' and it had balloons," Pelinka told Spectrum SportsNet's Mike Bresnahan. "It was one of those moments in life you'll never ever forget."
James officially put pen to paper on Monday night, and then posed with Pelinka and Paul to commemorate the moment.
"It was all business," Pelinka added. "He (James) literally signed the contract, then talked about the roster, talked about the roster, talked about the work he's already putting in (this summer).
"There was not a lot of fanfare. He's not looking to celebrate signing, he's looking to celebrate championships and he made that real clear."
The last time James didn't take part in an NBA Finals was 2010, which just so happened to be the last time the Lakers advanced that far, winning the title in seven games over the Boston Celtics.