Lakers Nation News And Rumors Recap: Could LeBron James Come To LA In 2018?
Whether Or Not Lebron James Joins The Lakers In Free Agency, It’s Time To Set Aside The Hate
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On Thursday morning, The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor dropped a bombshell, claiming that LeBron James could look to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers when he becomes a free agent in 2018. Among other things, O’Connor points out that James has completed his goal of bringing a championship to Ohio, and could look to leave for “sunnier” locations to play with his friends.

O’Connor laid out two scenarios for James to end up in LA. One is with the Lakers, where he plays with a rising core of D’Angelo Russell and Brandon Ingram, along with Paul George, whom he believes will join the Lakers next summer. The other scenario is one where he ends up on the Clippers with his “Banana Boat” friends Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade.

Both scenarios seem far-fetched, to say the least. In 2012, Yahoo! Sports claimed that the Lakers were looking at adding LeBron in 2014. That plan didn’t work out.

Because of the team’s storied history and sunny location, the Lakers will always be linked to the best of the best. But the chances of LeBron leaving the Cavaliers to play with a bunch of young 20-year-olds seems very low.

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Lakers News

LeBron’s Second Era in Cleveland Could Be Ending Soon – The Ringer

Lakers owner, LeBron James’ business manager have met several times – Hoops Hype

Lonzo Ball works out for Lakers, would love to be No. 2 pick – Yahoo! Sports

There’s Still A Chance Lonzo Ball Might Not End Up Being Drafted By The Lakers – UPROXX

Raja Bell: 2001 Lakers would give the 2017 Warriors fits – CBS Sports

Lonzo Ball promises to bring ‘winning atmosphere’ to Lakers – LA Times

The Lakers hold individual workout for Lonzo Ball – LA Times

NBA News

Agent: Jonathan Jeanne has career-threatening Marfan syndrome – ESPN

As The Warriors Close, A New Era Approaches In The NBA – Sports Illustrated

2017 NBA Awards: Monty Williams to receive inaugural Sager Strong Award – CBS Sports

Longtime NBA executive Todd Harris dies at 47 –

One year later, Draymond Green has no regrets – ESPN

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