LeBron James has once again been on most of the headlines this couple of weeks, as rumors of his possible departure from the Cleveland Cavaliers to take his talents to the Los Angeles Lakers at the end of this upcoming season hasn’t stopped ever since the Kyrie Irving trade request.
As a matter of fact, as Alex Kennedy pointed out, some very respectable NBA insiders have suggested the Lakers are the most logical destination for King James, who currently owns a huge house in Los Angeles and whose kids are enrolled in a private school.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) August 5, 2017
Of course, that would also put the Clippers in a very privileged position to sign the 4 time MVP and 3 time NBA Champion, but Magic Johnson’s presence would be a huge boost to the Lakers’ chances at signing him, as LeBron reportedly wants to learn from Magic regarding the management business, planning to be a manager himself after he decides to call it a day.
Besides, he’s recently installed a center of business operations in Los Angeles, other reason for him to want to stay nearby and get the hell out from Ohio and retire dressed in purple and gold as some of the best players in the history of the game.
LeBron has reportedly been keen to play in the Western Conference for a very long time now, and with the Los Angeles Lakers having enough cap space to make a very lucrative offer for him, it’s pretty safe to expect him to opt out of his deal with the Cavs at the end of this season.
On top of that, Lonzo Ball’s presence in LA and the possible addition of Paul George the next summer, the Lakers signing Bron would instantly put them back on track to contend, being a huge win-win situation for every party involved.