LeBron James Says Kobe Didn’t Recruit Him In Free Agency

APTOPIX NBA All Star Basketball

This past off-season, the Los Angeles Lakers had ample cap room in hopes of signing both LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. Unfortunately for the franchise, LeBron returned home to the Cleveland Cavaliers while Carmelo re-signed with the New York Knicks.

— Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION “Bleed Purple and Gold” T-Shirts? —

With the Lakers set to take on the Cavaliers on Thursday night, LeBron says Kobe did not recruit him during free agency this past summer according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:

During free agency, general manager Mitch Kupchak only met with LeBron’s agent and the Lakers were never able to actually meet with the four-time Most Valuable Player. With the Lakers waiting on the two superstars’ decisions, they were forced to move to Plan B which featured trading for Jeremy Lin and signing Ed Davis.

While the Lakers could not land LeBron or Carmelo this past summer, the franchise will have another opportunity to pursue big-name free agents. The Lakers are projected to have as much as $30 million in cap space as Marc Gasol, LaMarcus Aldridge and Rajon Rondo headline this year’s free agency class.

[divide]

Kobe Bryant’s Take On His Poor Shooting


Please enable Javascript to watch this video

You May Also Like

Will The Lakers Win More Or Less Than 45 Games Next Season?

There is some uncertainty heading into this upcoming season for the Los…

Lakers Rumors: Nick Young Expected To Opt Out Of Contract

[new_royalslider id=”237″] One player on the current squad for the Los Angeles…

Lakers News: Brandon Bass Day-To-Day With Patella Contusion

In Tuesday’s preseason game against the Utah Jazz in Hawaii, the Los…

Lakers News: LeBron James Praises Alex Caruso For Playing ‘Championship Basketball’

Alex Caruso has made a meteoric rise to since signing with the Los Angeles Lakers as an undrafted free agent in…