Smith: LeBron Texted Kevin Durant About Playing In Los Angeles

LeBron James

In case you haven't read anything NBA-related for the past six months, James can opt out of his player option and become a free agent, and plenty of teams will vie for his services. Such a deal would make sense if George decides not to come to L.A. But if James' choice hinges on the Lakers acquiring another superstar, the team may have to move on Leonard before the Oklahoma City Thunder swingman settles on his next destination.

Reporting suggests that the San Antonio Spurs are "fully engaged" in trade discussions including the All-NBA forward and all indications are that the Los Angeles Lakers are the team in hottest pursuit of Leonard's services at this juncture.

Free agency officially begins Saturday, July 1 at 9:01 p.m. PDT. When it comes to keeping LeBron in Cleveland, it's all about the supporting cast around him and how far he can possibly bring them.

That guy, who spent the last two years beating LeBron James in the NBA Finals.

Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James finished second in the voting for the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award for the 2017-2018 regular season when the National Basketball Association announced their honors at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California, Monday night.




James himself is facing a hard decision as he surveys the National Basketball Association landscape and tries to find a team that fits all of his needs. The Cavaliers would likely have to part ways with a lot of first round picks.

Alright, so Paul and George are in LA and the only way for James to tag along with a max contract is for LA to free up significant cap space. According to ESPN, that is exactly what Cleveland is trying to do. I don't know what Kevin Durant's response to him was.

"Behind the scenes, Kevin Durant was like, 'Why would I do that?' " Smith went on.

The Rockets won the Western Conference but were beaten by eventual National Basketball Association champions Golden State Warriors in the play-offs.

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