NBA Rumors: LeBron James plans to revive ’85-’86 Showtime Lakers in 2018

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LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are entering the 2016-17 NBA season with the goal of repeating as NBA champions. ‘The King’ has been open with his mission to match or even surpass Michael Jordan but also revealed that they wanted to be like Kobe Bryant. Will Los Angeles Lakers be his next destination?

LeBron James is considered the best basketball player on the planet right now. The 31-year-old small forward won three NBA championship titles in seven NBA finals appearances. The upcoming season will be tough for the Cavaliers as Kevin Durant joined their rivals, Golden State Warriors.

With the goal of surpassing Michael Jordan’s achievements, James needs to do his best every time in order to be considered the greatest player of all time. However, his pal Dwyane Wade believed that there is no way that James could surpass Jordan.

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“I think everyone knows that [James] is a phenomenal, phenomenal player. He’s one that we haven’t seen, with the makeup of a 6-8 guy who runs as fast as any point guard, jumps as high as any center, and has the ability that he has to do so many things. But Michael Jordan is the greatest player of all time, that’s who everyone shoots for. So it’s going to be hard to surpass that.” Wade said.

When Kobe Bryant announced retirement, LeBron James said that Jordan served as his inspiration, but also revealed that he wanted to be like ‘The Mamba’. He also admitted that Jordan was out of this world and added the possibility that he could not surpass his achievements. ‘The King’ also revealed that the Los Angeles Lakers is his favorite team growing up.

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According to Quenton Albertie of King James Gospel, LeBron James is expected to join the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018.

“This would be a dream scenario for LeBron James. This gives James the chance to play for a favorite team and resemble the ’85-’86 Showtime Lakers. The team’s facility is also conveniently located near James’ summer home and Warner Brothers studios, places where James is expected to spend a lot of time into and through the end of his playing career.” Albertie wrote.

It has been rumored in the past that LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, and Dwyane Wade are planning to join forces and create a ‘Super Team’. If they consider teaming up in Los Angeles, there is no doubt that the Lakers will be back into title contention.

However, the four superstars are already aging but they could be like the 2003-04 Lakers when Karl Malone and Gary Payton joined Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant. However, in order for this scenario to take place, the Lakers need to sacrifice numerous young assets for a one-time big time opportunity.

NBA fans should note that there are just rumors that may or may not happen in the future. As of now, LeBron James must be focused on winning another NBA championship title.

Photo courtesy: Keith Allison/Wikimedia Commons

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