LeBron James just gave the city of Cleveland its first professional sports title in 52 years. However, the Cavaliers star is once again already linked to NBA rumors that claim he might leave again in free agency.
A day after the Cavaliers won the thrilling Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals against Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, there are already reports that LeBron James wants to form a “superteam” in Los Angeles, although it did not mention if it’s with the Lakers or the Clippers.
“Having delivered on his mission to bring a title to The Land, LeBron has a Get Out of Jail Free card if he ever wants to leave Cleveland again. Although this seems unlikely to materialize this year, it will remain a possibility until LeBron stops taking one-year player options and agrees to a long-term contract,” said Matt Borcas of theringer.com.
He added, “When LeBron returned to Cleveland, the short-term deals were seen as a way to keep the pressure on Dan Gilbert and prepare for the NBA’s looming salary-cap increase. But lately the buzz has been that LeBron is toying with the idea of forming a superteam in Los Angeles. After all, he purchased a mansion in L.A. last fall, and has expressed interest in joining forces with Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul, and Carmelo Anthony. As a Cavs fan, I wish I could just revel in the championship and not worry about these things, but when it comes to LeBron, smoke is usually a sign of fire.”
Both the Clippers and Lakers have the capability of forming a “superteam” with two or three superstars in the line-up.
For the Clippers, they don’t have the salary cap space to sign LeBron but they have trade baits in Blake Griffin and other players. For the Lakers, they have the salary cap space to sign two or three NBA stars this 2016 offseason.
NBA Rumors of LeBron James leaving Cleveland are not new and are expected this summer because of his short-term deal with the Cavaliers. However, this year might be different as LeBron delivered the title in Cleveland and it will make his decision-making easier as he would want to defend the championship next season.
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