LeBron James would 'let the roster come together' for Lakers — Rival GM

LeBron James would 'let the roster come together' for Lakers — Rival GM

But it appears the same can not be said for southern California.

Thus, remaining in Cleveland or going to Los Angeles - where he owns a home - remain the two most likely options for James to pursue. But the Cavaliers are over the league's $101 million salary cap, whether they re-sign James or not.

In the morning, James made the announcement all sports fans were waiting to hear after making the announcement that he would be opting out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2018-19 season, meaning the superstar is now an unrestricted free agent.

James will factor family - he has three children, and his oldest son is a rising hoops star - into the choice of where he plays next.

While every team dreams of being ruled by King James, only a few have a legit chance of signing him.

Not many. LeBron is believed by most to be down to the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Lakers.

World Cup penalty record
This came not long after Caceres had reviewed, for several minutes, the foul that Ronaldo committed. "It's a red card". Iran scored a late penalty, given after another video review but Portugal progressed to the World Cup knockout stage.

Cleveland can offer James a five-year max contract worth approximately $207.4 million, while the most any other team could offer him would be a four-year deal worth around $152.3 million.

James won two consecutive National Basketball Association championships with the franchise from 2012 to 2013.

The network reported earlier in the week that James is unlikely to visit other teams or take an audience with suitors as he did in past free agent circuits.

And if that's the case, Joel Embiid sent out a not-so subtle message that could easily be directed at LeBron James about the Lakers not truly never belonging to James.

Where LeBron James lands in free agency remains up in the air. If he stays with Cleveland he's due to make more than the $35.6 million in the first year of a new deal 2018-2019. The "Sixers owners plan to pitch James the promise that the team will also acquire San Antonin Spurs disgruntled star Kawahi Leonard, according to Stein - a series of moves that would give Philly a Golden State Warriors-like super-team". "He's still, I think, one of the most awesome athletes in basketball today". Philadelphia is among the teams that could trade for Kawhi Leonard, which could entice James.

He played all 82 regular-season games for the first time, averaging 27.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and a career-high 9.1 assists per game. While the Rockets once seemed a good fit, James declining his option all but eliminated the chances of him joining up with close friend Chris Paul and MVP James Harden.

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