LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are eyeing to repeat as an NBA champion in the 2016-17 NBA season. ‘The King’ is still targeting to reach or even surpass the achievements of NBA legend Michael Jordan.
LeBron James is considered the best basketball player on the planet right now. The 31-year-old small forward has won three NBA championships and made lots of achievements in his 13-year NBA career. There is no doubt that James is eyeing to become the greatest basketball player of all times with Michael Jordan as his motivation.
“If you work for any company or you work for any designer or anywhere, you’re like, ‘Oh, I aspire to be that guy because he’s done it right.’ He’s the greatest and that’s who you look at. So that’s always been my personal goal, to use the motivation [Jordan] gave me as a kid and I’ll use it as motivation now as well that I want to get to where he is. That’s never changed. People kind of wanted to turn it into a conversation, but that’s my personal goal and that’s where I land at,” James said via Associated Press.
During the upcoming season, the Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to rule the Eastern Conference and face the improved Golden State Warriors in the 2017 NBA finals. Despite the improvements in most NBA teams, James, and the Cavaliers showed in the preseason game against the Orlando Magic that they are very ready to defend their throne.
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) October 5, 2016
With the recent free agency, LeBron James signed a three-year deal worth $100 million with a player option in 2018. With the goal of chasing Jordan, there are rumors that ‘The King’ will be choosing the Chicago Bulls as his next destination.
According to Quenton Albertie of King James Gospel, the chance of LeBron James heading to Chicago in 2018 is high.
“Going to Jordan’s stomping ground would be a daring move. However, in order to completely usurp the legacy of Michael Jordan it may be what’s needed,” Albertie wrote.
Dwyane Wade, one of James close friends, decided to join the Bulls and said that it was his dream to play for his hometown. Albertie also noted that Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony might choose to team up with their pals with the goal of winning their first NBA championship title.
If this scenario came true, this will be the most formidable ‘Super Team’ that will be created in the entire NBA history.
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