NBA Executives Believe LeBron James To The Lakers Is A Done Deal
LeBron’s much-rumored final season with the Cavs is months from beginning, but speculation of him leaving Cleveland started immediately after losing his fifth NBA Finals in June.
According to a report from Bleacher Report, several NBA executives believe the King already has one foot out the door and will definitely be taking his talents to the West Coast to play for the Los Angeles Lakers.
The prevailing sentiment among the league executives B/R contacted remains that when it comes time to exercise the option on his final contract year with the Cavaliers, James won’t.
“He’s out,” a Western Conference scout says.
“Foregone conclusion,” one Eastern Conference general manager adds.
“I don’t see him staying in Cleveland,” another thinks.
With all that in mind, league executives not only expect James to leave but have circled his destination—the Los Angeles Lakers—for a host of reasons. The top three are:
• Setting up his post-playing career in TV and movie production.
• Attempting the unique feat of leading three different teams to a championship.
• Creating a path to an ownership stake in the Lakers.
LeBron to Lonzo has a nice ring to it, but will it end with a ring? Only time will tell.