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LeBron James Says He Could Make "Immediate Impact" On The Current Heat And Warriors Teams

LeBron James Not Renewing Contract With LA Lakers Until He Sees Progress Through The Draft And Free Agency

LeBron James continues to make waves in his extended offseason. The King has been making the headlines for all the right reasons, and he recently became a billionaire as well. However, he has been expressing his frustration with missing the playoffs after the Los Angeles Lakers endured a disappointing campaign that saw them miss out on a spot even in the play-in tournament.

In the recent episode of "The Shop", LeBron again spoke about how much it hurts him to not be playing playoff basketball right now, but he can't stop himself from watching the action. James even mentioned how he'd wake up at 3:00 AM in the Maldives just to watch the playoffs. When Maverick Carter asked him which of the playoff teams he'd want to play for, the King had an interesting response.

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"The team I would love to play for is not in the playoffs, which is the Lakers. But if it was one team that I know I could make an immediate impact in the post-season, and we could be very special, it'd either be Miami or Golden State."

We'd say the Miami Heat and the Golden State Warriors would agree with that sentiment. LeBron has previously stated he'd love to play with Steph Curry, so it's not a surprise to see him pick the Warriors here. It'd be terrifying to deal with a team with those two on it, too, and the Warriors sure could use LeBron against the Boston Celtics in the Finals.

The Heat would have loved to have him against the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals, too, after they took Boston to a Game 7. LeBron on either of those two teams wins a championship in all likelihood, and we can only hope that the Lakers put a competent roster around him next season so that we can enjoy watching him in the playoffs once again.