Strive for Greatness: Looking back on LeBron James’ second stint with Cavaliers

Strive for Greatness: Looking back on LeBron James’ second stint with Cavaliers

Strive for Greatness: Looking back on LeBron James’ second stint with Cavaliers

With just a couple of days to go before LeBron James faces a deadline on whether to opt out of his contract with the Cavaliers and enter unrestricted free agency, the rumor mill is going into overdrive, particularly with speculation about how close he might be to agreeing to join the Lakers.

Indeed, the Eastern Conference side have only reached the NBA Finals on one occasion, losing to LA Lakers in 2000.

The Spurs and Lakers have reopened trade discussions for Kawhi Leonard, according to ESPN. I'm the reigning two-time NBA Finals MVP.

The Spurs have wanted to find a way to fix the franchise's relationship with Leonard, but an overwhelming Lakers offer could convince San Antonio to part with its franchise star, league sources said.

Lakers are dealing out most of their youth to land all-time greats Leonard and James, with a possible trade situation including late first round gem Kyle Kuzma and promising star Brandon Ingram getting comparisons to Kevin Durant. "Our goal is to keep him as part of our program for a long time".

James, though, may be trying to talk George out of staying put.

Of course, if LeBron wants to build a team to dethrone the Warriors, taking away their best player would be a good start. Both players have been rumored to be interested in leaving their current teams, while there have also been reports that they are strongly considering staying with those teams.

But that plan also worked against James and the Cavs. "It could be the Clippers leaking stuff out there to the masses hoping somebody grabs hold of it and just puts it out there without acknowledging the fact that the Clippers could be putting this out there because in their ideal world, they want people to believe they have a chance for Kawhi Leonard". This would presumably make the Lakers' pitch to LeBron that much more enticing.

James already has two homes in Los Angeles, so there are plenty of non-basketball-related reasons to think that he may well decide to take his considerable talents there.

No, James and his legions of fans throughout OH will have to make those decisions on their own.

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