The summer of 2018 includes a long list of prized and coveted free agents. The talent is truly remarkable.
But among the many stars available this year, none will have more impact than LeBron James, who finds himself a free-agent for the third time in his career. After spending four seasons in his second stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron lead a rather empty roster to the NBA Finals, where they were ultimately smoked by the Warriors. And unfortunately for the Cavs, their mix of cap ties and bad contracts will make it hard for them improve their meager roster.
This is likely the reason why LeBron is looking at other options this offseason. So far, everyone either has him going to the Lakers, Cavs, or 76ers. But what is he really thinking? Which situation is poised to make the biggest run for his services? Here are all the latest reports and rumors regarding The Decision: Part III.
- Dan Gilbert "doesn't care" if LeBron Leaves
According to ESPN's Stephen A Smith, Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert will be just fine if LeBron elects to leave this summer, and would be happy to "get his team back."
The rift between James and Gilbert has been known since the disgruntled owner posted a harsh and hate-filled letter to James on the team website after he left Miami in 2010. Now, those same feelings appear to still exist. Not only does it seem like Gilbert would be fine with James' departure, but he might actually be glad to have a Cavs roster void of The King.
- LeBron Feels Like He's Given Everything To Cavaliers
Well-known LeBron James reporter Brian Windhorst recently had an interesting comment to make about The King's mindset heading into free-agency:
"LeBron feels that he's given everything he has to Cleveland and delivered on his promise. I will not be shocked if he joins the Lakers."
As far as legacy is concerned, LBJ feels like he's given everything he can to the Cavs organization. Ans he's right. Unlike in years past, most are willing to admit that LeBron has more than earned a ticket to wherever he wants to play this upcoming season. This could be a big reason why he's ready to move on.
- LeBron James' Interest In Joining The Lakers Is "Strong"
Despite a rather uncertain future, the Lakers apparently remain the front-runner to sign LBJ.
In a new report by Joe Vardon, sources told him that his interest in joining the infamous purple-and-gold is as strong as ever. Although Lonzo Ball's knee injury may complicate things a bit, one has to think that LeBron becoming a Laker is the most likely scenario at this point.