Next summer might be LeBron James’ last (again) in Cleveland and speculation abounds where The King will take his talents next.
James has a home in Los Angeles, he is wanted there by its newest asset and future star Ball—in an interview with ESPN earlier this summer, Ball said to James, “I think our games could help each other out a lot. Anytime you want the ball, just let me know, and it’s going to be there”—and he is close with Magic Johnson. On Monday, he wished the Lakers president a happy birthday and praised him for always being there for him throughout his career.
Happy birthday @MagicJohnson!! One of the few that’s always showed love from day 1 to me! Thank you. Enjoy your day!!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 14, 2017
In July, reports suggested James’s agent Rich Paul has been in talks with the Lakers, which sparked speculation over whether an agreement was already being put in place.
Whether James does decide to leave home for a second time next summer remains to be seen. What we do know is that he’ll have plenty of offers, but the Lakers is increasingly making more sense.