It’s the End: LeBron James out of the Lakers? Thursday is a key day to get a clue as to the future of “The King”
LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers could reach an agreement in the coming days, if not, The King will be the object of desire for many franchises, even the Cavaliers could raise their hand to repatriate him, but there are reports that indicate that the Ohio native will not return to Cleveland.
It will be from next Thursday when the Lakers have the option to offer LeBron James a contract extension of $97.1 million for 2 years, otherwise, the “King” would serve his last year of contract and would be in the next free agency where he could leave for any other team.
According to an article by Kurt Helin in NBC Sports, with the possibility of not signing him immediately, rumors of a new LeBron’s return home began to emerge. A rumor that the Cleveland Cavaliers have taken it upon themselves to dismiss.
Will the Cavs seek LeBron’s return?
On the team’s side, Cleveland is putting together a young team with big aspirations in the short-medium term future and LeBron would take up too much salary cap space, reportedly breaking up that roster that is starting to be created.
For King James’ part, he has always said he is very happy in Los Angeles. Besides basketball, his family is comfortable there and his kids are adjusted in school. This is the most important thing for him and the main reason why he would stay in LA, so a renewal with the Californian quintet is likely.
LeBron and his ultimate desire to play with his son in the NBA
LeBron James has repeated numerous times, the fact that would make him change city or franchise, would be the arrival of his son Bronny James to the best league on the planet. He wants to play with his son, it is clear to him. Taking into account that Bronny is expected to reach the NBA in 2024, and that by then King James will be 39 years old, everything indicates that he could retire fulfilling his ultimate dream, playing in the same team as his son and looking for a Larry O’Brien trophy next to his eldest son.