LeBron James will have his contract with Cleveland expire in 2018, and it’s no guarentee he’ll stay a Cavalier for life.
Rumors always take control of the NBA community every offseason. However, this rumor seems to be more legit than you might think. There’s a lot of smoke in this screen, but James to Los Angeles light is exposing the surface more and more.
Recently, there were rumors that King James is leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to head to a warmer place in Los Angeles. This means the Lakers or Clippers.
When star players move to another team or city, their decision always comes down to family, competing, advertising/brand and money.
Keep in mind, James owns a house in Los Angeles.
In this situation, James wife reportedly wants to move to Los Angeles full-time according to Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report.
Per Bleacher Report:
Cleveland’s loss in the 2017 NBA Finals has led Lakers officials to hear more whispers about James’ interest in a final chapter in Los Angeles, where his wife would like to live full time, per sources.
Another note to keep in this rumor, James said he wanted to play with his brothers, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade. James talked to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report about assembling their team.
Per Bleacher Report:
“I really hope that, before our career is over, we can all play together,” James said of Anthony. “At least one, maybe one or two seasons, €”me, Melo, [Dwyane Wade], [Chris Paul], €”we can get a year in. I would actually take a pay cut to do that.”
Maybe at the end of their careers, James said. Maybe sooner. One more ring chase, this time with everyone on board.
“It would be pretty cool,” James said. “I’ve definitely had thoughts about it.”
Before bounding away, he smiles and closes with a coy chirp: “We’ll see.”
The Los Angeles Clippers might have something cooking for LeBron wish in the near future. If they can re-sign Paul, trade for Anthony and sign James and Wade then this can possibly happen.
Of course, all four will have to take pay cuts, but this is possible for the Clippers. They have one of the richest owner in the game.
Until then, King James mystery will stay in the rumor section until he comes out and makes yet another “Decision”.