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LeBron James’ interest in joining Lakers is strong

LeBron James

Now that he has opted out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James will likely closely monitor the situation with the Los Angeles Lakers, as they’re desperately trying to lure talent to play alongside him.

“He’s expected to let the option go and become a free agent, and is said to be strongly considering the Los Angeles Lakers,” wrote Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com before James opted out earlier this morning.

The Lakers are clearly fighting tooth-and-nail to get a deal done for Kawhi Leonard, though the San Antonio Spurs have made it quite difficult, still feeling that they can solve issues internally with their estranged star.

James is said to be debating between his hometown Cavs and the Lakers as his only two potential destinations, putting teams like the Philadelphia 76ers and the Houston Rockets as relative long shots to garner his services.

The King won’t be interested in elaborate pitches or any attempts to be wooed, but rather will analyze the nuts and bolts of basketball operations before making his decision, seeing if there is a clear path to dethroning the Golden State Warriors for the NBA championship.