Speculation of LeBron James leaving Cleveland has persisted all summer and it revved up last week after he called Los Angeles “home” in a tweet. Between James’ friendship with Lakers team president Magic Johnson and the turmoil surrounding the Cavaliers’ organization, it’s easy to envision a scenario where LBJ heads west to play for the Lakers next season.
Chris Sheridan of Sheridan Hoops (Twitter link) doesn’t mention Los Angeles, though he hears from a source that James has already made up his mind on his future with the Cavs.
“This will be LeBron’s final season in Cleveland. He is 100 percent leaving. Relationship with owners beyond repair,” the source said.
LBJ’s camp has since denied these reports with three sources close to James telling Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com (series of tweets) that they are 100% false. The sources told Vardon that James does not view his relationship with ownership as something that is unrepairable.
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Kinda sad now...CLE fans will have to put up with this all year long knowing that even if he doesn't leave for LA, there are 28 other teams that will do anything to land him...yes, even GSW.
I think LA has 2 shots to land LBJ - Lakers and Clippers (as long as Kyrie isn't there). Shannon Sharpe keeps saying that LeBron's wife loves LA and wants to leave Ohio...
At this point, all we have to do is have Ingram and Ball "ball out" (pun intended). Trade Clarkson and Randle and we are in there.
We also have to make sure we keep KCP's family happy. I have a very sneaky suspicion that LeBron's wife is monitoring how happy KCP's family is with the Lakers as an organization and will be using them to assess her own fit in LA and with this specific team...
So make sure y'all take care of Momma KCP and Wifey KCP...
Edited by GCMD, August 17, 2017 - 09:10 AM.