Kevin Durant shocked the world with his decision to join the Golden State Warriors in 2016 free agency. Could LeBron James do the same sometime in the future when he becomes a free agent?
LeBron’s “super agent” Rich Paul bought a $3 million house in Los Angeles, leading to NBA rumors that he prefers his clients, including the Cavaliers superstar, to play with the Lakers or Clippers.
LeBron also owns a house in Los Angeles as well as another business partner, Maverick Carter, according to cleveland.com. This has led to NBA rumors that LeBron could consider “one day take his talent out West” because all his close friends are in L.A.
If LeBron wants to play for an L.A. team though he has to wait until 2019, when he hits free agency. He recently re-signed a three-year deal $99.8 million contract extension with Cleveland and he’ll stay there unless he demands a trade in the next three years.
Since LeBron, who has a “no-trade clause” in his contract, won a title in Cleveland already, the Cavaliers superstar’s “goal” to give his hometown a championship is already achieved. LeBron admitted that his next goal is to chase Michael Jordan’s greatness and be the greatest player of all time.
Moving from Cleveland could help him achieve that, especially if he wants to play with his “super friends” like what he did with the Miami Heat, where he teamed up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
The Cavaliers will be defending their title in the upcoming season and it’s clear that LeBron wants another championship for Cleveland.
However, like Durant in the 2016 offseason, anything can happen in the NBA and LeBron demanding a trade to Los Angeles is within reason especially if the Cavaliers get multiple star players in return.
NBA rumors and speculations for now, but an offer of Brandon Ingram, D’Angelo Russell and Luol Deng for LeBron James works under the trade rules and something the Cavaliers will consider given the potential of the incoming players. It’s not happening now but if LeBron demands a trade to Los Angeles, Cleveland’s top brass will listen.
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