It appears that those hoping LeBron James would be joining the 76ers squad are in for some disappointing news. The Lakers are considered strong candidates to sign James, but he also has an offseason home in L.A. For what it's worth, some executives believe LeBron's indecision is all theater, and he has already decided on the Lakers as his new team.
The Sixers have the ability to sign James to a $35.6 million annual max salary, partnering him potentially with two of the NBA's best young stars, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. According to a report by the network's top National Basketball Association correspondent, James has dispatched his agent to meet with the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday, July 1. Cleveland.com's Joe Vardon reported that James' mind would not be made up with or without Leonard landing with the Lakers.
LOS ANGELES- The so-called Summer of LeBron is off to a big start.
Cavs enter draft in dark on LeBron's plan
The Duke standout has flown under the radar in the sense that he was not the best ranked player on his college team. Cleveland entered the draft with the No. 8 pick, and the chance to add a real difference maker to their team.
Los Angeles will also provide James with a larger platform for his business interests and social activism.
After years of photoshops showing LeBron James in purple and gold, the Los Angeles Lakers faithful can back away from the computers.
James, whose Cavaliers were swept by the Golden State Warriors in the 2018 NBA Finals, opted out of his contract in June, three weeks after the season ended. Players technically can't talk to teams until midnight Sunday morning. If teams want to the land King James, they'll have to court him like a king. And while he has always been compared to Michael Jordan, Johnson is the one whose game more closely resembles his own.