REPORT: LeBron Considering Leaving Cavs for Clippers, Lakers in 2018
The Cleveland Cavaliers are on the cusp of being swept in the NBA Finals by the Golden State Warriors as they are just outmatched everywhere, even with LeBron on the floor.
Staring down his 2nd Finals loss to the same team in three years, Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer reported on Thursday that LeBron James may consider signing with the Los Angeles Lakers or Los Angeles Clippers during 2018 free agency.
— Kevin O’Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) June 8, 2017
Even with 35+ point performances from Kyrie Irving and LeBron, it just wasn’t enough as the Golden State Warriors roared back in the final minutes of the game to win 118-113 and take a commanding 3-0 series lead.
Numerous people around the league reportedly believe LA could be the perfect landing spot for LeBron when he becomes a free agent in 2018.
Russ and LeBron to the Lakers. — Baron Davis (@BaronDavis) June 8, 2017
O’Connor also referenced an article by The Vertical‘s Adrian Wojnarowski last year in which he revealed league-wide belief that LeBron may not stay in Cleveland forever.
O’Connor also mentioned Jalen Rose saying on ESPN’s First Take this week that he thinks James will eventually play in California since he lives close to L.A.’s Staples Center: