LeBron James is pretty much a lock to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers at the end of the campaign, with his relationship with the team’s front office broken beyond repair and the team already playing ahead for the future with the addition of young talents.
With the new look Cavs, it feels like Cleveland may go through yet another Championship run and try and reach their 4th consecutive NBA Finals, but even though, dethroning the Golden State Warriors or beating the Houston Rockets in the ultimate stage can get extremely tricky.
Why? Because everybody’s pairing up now to create superteams, something LeBron James knows a lot about considering the superteams he’s had to form in order to win his NBA Championships.
So, now that he’s bound to leave Cleveland, and considering he would only love to play besides top-notch ballers, let’s take a look at the top 6 superteams LeBron could create this summer.
6. New Orleans Pelicans
This one’s by far the most unrealistic possibility of all, but considering he’s set to become an unrestricted free agent, he could pretty much do whatever he wants, and that includes getting the chance to play with Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins.
The biggest question mark here would be Boogie’s health, but several reports state that he’s always embraced the possibility of playing next to him. Also, with Jrue Holiday on the team as well, NOLA would definitely be Championship bound upon his arrival.
LeBron could play with two of the best big men in the NBA, and they could create a perfect pick and roll. He never played with the dominant big man (Kobe had Shaq) and maybe he can try with Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins?
5. Philadelphia 76ers
Everybody’s showing a lot of love for the young and blossoming Philadelphia 76ers, and for very good reasons, as years of trusting the process have finally paid off and it seems like they’re ready to end their playoff drought this season.
Young ballers like Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and Dario Saric are only getting better as time goes by, and pairing a couple of point forwards like Simmons and James on the same team would be just a delight for the eyes. Also, Redick’s sharp shooting and Markelle Fultz’ return would make them a lock to win the East with James on board.
4. San Antonio Spurs
Who wouldn’t love to play for the San Antonio Spurs? The most consistent and serious franchise in all major sports ran by the greatest basketball mind of our generation, and casually the franchise that ended James’ first Championship run.
LeBron heading to San Antonio would make them once again frontrunners, pairing him with LaMarcus Aldridge and the best two way player in the league (and the guy that knows who guards him the best): Kawhi Leonard.
3. Oklahoma City Thunder
The Oklahoma City Thunder are one star and one great defensive player away from being a legit Championship contender, and LeBron’s arrival may hand them exactly both things, especially when Andre Roberson returns from his season-ending injury.
Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James and Steven Adams looks like quite a deadly starting unit, and even though it may take some time to get used to sharing the wealth, this one would just be one of those NBA 2K kind of squads.
2. Houston Rockets
There have been a lot of rumors pointing towards LeBron leaning to signing with the Houston Rockets, as they’ve become the frontrunners to win the title this season and have been perfectly built to try and dethrone Golden State with their run and gun uptempo offense.
Also, this would allow LeBron James to play side by side with one of his best friends; Chris Paul, and considering how many shooters the Rockets have, they just wouldn’t’ be able to double James on the paint without getting killed from the distance. It will be pretty amazing and unbeliavable to have James Harden, LeBron James and Chris Paul in the starting lineup.
1. Golden State Warriors
If there’s one thing LeBron James loves is a stacked team, and the Golden State Warriors are as stacked as it is, and according to Shaquille O’Neal he should just stop wandering around and chase three more rings with the Dubs before he keeps on aging.
Of course, this would be the ultimate Kevin Durant move but come on, who could beat a Curry, Thompson, James, Durant, Green first unit? They would just have to shut down the league. Also, he stated that he’s willing to meet with them in the offseason if they create enough cap space, so there’s a really big chance of this actually happening. Of course, the Warriors have to trade a few players like Iguodala and Livingston, but every fan will trade them to have an opportunity to sign one of the best players in NBA history.