Why LeBron James should sign with the Los Angeles Lakers

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Worrying about what LeBron might want makes a mistake only more likely.

The 33-year-old has until June 29 to opt out of the final year of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Smith didn't specify which Los Angeles team James prefers between the Lakers or Clippers.

ESPN's Chris Haynes reported Friday that Lonzo Ball could potentially be used as a trade chip to acquire James from the Cavaliers.

And the constant comparison with Michael Jordan's record in the Finals has led to some suggestions James could look at joining an All-Star studded team in order to chase more championships. "So LeBron's book is already set He done already passed up legends; he done already made his mark - he has three rings".


With the start of National Basketball Association free agency two weeks away, LeBron James' list of potential destinations will reportedly include Los Angeles. "So LeBron's book is already set", O'Neal said in the interview. But if I was him, I wouldn't be trying to get four, five and six because it ain't going to matter. That's probably his mentality now. After winning a ring in Miami alongside Dwyane Wade in 2006, Shaq jumped ship to Phoenix, Cleveland, and Boston in the space of three years between 2009 and 2011 in an effort to win a fifth championship. The song is 'Should I stay or should I go, ' by The Clash and covered by LeBron James, now of the Cleveland Cavaliers. His player-option salary ($35,607,968) is slightly higher than his projected max salary as a free agent (about $35.35 million).

Now, following a disappointing defeat against the Golden State Warriors in this year's NBA Championship series, many are looking towards his next move as he may very well move into free agency again, possibly prompting a third installment of The Decision.

Despite the absence of a clear sign from LeBron James, it seems that the Cavs' front office is aggressively trying to shore up the team's lineup. It's just something else to talk about, something else to add to the pages.

That means taking the best prospect at No. 8 or trading the pick for someone who can help LeBron win now. You have three superstars on one team that actually play the right way.

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