Chris Paul Believes LeBron Won't Sign With Houston, Wants To Play For The Lakers

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Even though Chris Paul and the Houston Rockets came within a game of making it to the NBA Finals for the first time in Paul's career, CP3 is still searching for ways to improve the Rockets roster to gear up for next season.

In his first ever Conference Finals appearance, Paul was unfortunately injured halfway through the series, having to sit out Game 6 and 7 and watch from the sidelines as his team lost the series.

Since losing Game 7, Chris Paul has reportedly been recruiting LeBron to Houston, to the point of disregarding his own free agency decision to make things happen according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

“You know, Chris is going to return there. Right now, his focus isn’t so much on his own free agency, he’s trying to recruit LeBron James to Houston,” Woj said on Monday night. “Somebody close to him said to me, ‘He is as focused on recruiting LeBron as anything he’s done in this league. He wants to find a way.’

But it seems as though CP3 has read the writing on the wall, and is realizing his efforts to recruit James to H-Town are futile, via ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith.

“Several things are happening,” Smith said. “A, Chris Paul is telling folks LeBron ain’t trying to come to Houston. He wants to be in L.A. These are things I’m getting through the grapevine. Chris Paul is saying LeBron wants to be in L.A.”

If one of LeBron's best friends realizes that LBJ wants to play for the Lakers, maybe the rest of us should as well.