Mike Trout joins Philadelphia’s wave of recruitment feelers on LeBron James
One of the possible landing spots that have become prominent in the discussion are the Philadelphia 76ers with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons making subtle hints toward the four-time league MVP. Now two-time AL MVP Mike Trout has also made a push for James to join the 76ers.
— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) July 21, 2017
The fact that the Los Angeles Angels’ star outfielder is chiming in on the discussion only further shows that the chatter is making its rounds in the professional sports scene. It has grown into a much greater topic of conversation than many had anticipated it would.
All of this has been fueled by the reports of James’ growing frustration over the lack of moves made this offseason by the front office. This perception of internal dysfunction paints the picture that the 32-year-old could realistically move on next offseason.
The 76ers could become one of the possible destinations for James only if their young core group can show significant development this upcoming season. Philadelphia has pieced together a promising group of young talent built around Embiid, Simmons, and Markelle Fultz.