His choice certainly calls into question what the decisionmaking flowchart looks like for James, who heads to L.A.to join a cast of unproven characters in a much tougher conference.
If the three-time champion decides to take his talents elsewhere, as he has in the past, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports that the Cavaliers will try to keep most of their other key pieces on-board, including Kevin Love and Jeff Green.
All three of those players will have designs on a title next season. General manager Bryan Colangelo's resignation following an investigation into whether he created Twitter accounts to criticize his own players, has given the impression that the team isn't operating in concert and then would turn off James quickly.
The meeting with the 76ers was first reported by ESPN. He returned to Cleveland following the 2014 season. James has agreed to a 4-year, $154 million deal with the Lakers, keeping him in Lakers colors until his 20th season. Meanwhile, Los Angeles, in the blink of an eye, became Showtime once again. The preference of Kawhi Leonard is to play with the Lakers, but James signing a four-year deal won't put any pressure on Johnson and Pelinka to give up the farm to get the San Antonio Spurs star now. But players can not sign contracts and teams may not comment until 12 p.m. on Friday.
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The bonanza started Saturday night when Durant made a decision to sign a two-year, $61.5 million deal with the stay with the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors, one where he'll make $30.5 million this season. While there had been dialogue between Paul and Altman since the season ended, James had not given the team any sense of his plans.
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Now that some of the early dust has settled, the battle for him appears to be down to two teams: Cleveland vs. Los Angeles.
This move would likely still leave the Lakers with cap space even with the addition of James. Well, at least young and outspoken center Embiid isn't.