Reggie Miller thinks LeBron James will sign with Clippers instead of Lakers
How do we know this? He literally said as much.
Here he is by way of a radio appearance on the Dan Patrick show discussing his thought process:
Reggie Miller: “I could see him moreso playing for the Clippers than I would the Lakers.
I don’t think he wants to follow in Kobe Bryant’s shadow. I think if he goes to the Clippers, right now he could be arguably the greatest Clipper ever in three to four years. If he plays three or four years for the Clippers, he would be the greatest….”
Dan Patrick: “You just think that he doesn’t want to follow in Kobe’s footsteps, and that’d be the biggest reason?”
Reggie Miller: “That’s a big shadow. Because if he doesn’t win, everyone’s going to be like ‘well, he’s not Kobe!’ And now the pecking order goes… regular fans are going to be like ‘Michael, then Kobe, and then probably LeBron,’ because he couldn’t deliver a championship to the Lakers.”
While Kobe was great, it is weird that the narrative would be about LeBron James playing in his shadow and now just around the idea of one of the greatest players of all-time joining the purple and gold.
Nevertheless, everyone’s thoughts on this currently reside in the realm of conjecture at the moment.