76ers to meet with LeBron James' agent in Los Angeles

Posted July 02, 2018

That dropped on Sunday night as Klutch Sports offered up a brief release announcing his new 4-year, $154 million with the Lakers.

Even though there isn't an official decision at the moment since the new league year doesn't begin until Saturday at midnight, Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News just brought up an interesting point that is making basketball fans think.

The Philadelphia 76ers, whose young star Ben Simmons has the same agent as James, were also in the hunt with James, hoping to build a potential triple threat alongside the Australian and Cameroon forward Joel Embiid. ESPN's Brian Windhorst's reported the Lakers are still the favorites to sign James in free agency.

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At this point, all we really know is that there are a couple of teams being mentioned for LeBron James, and it doesn't sound like he's taken any in-person meetings.

George's choice could sway James to sign a short-term deal with Cleveland, but the Lakers are determined to get their hands on the four-time MVP.

Kevin Durant's burner accounts couldn't be reached for comment. It puts a little more pressure on L.A.to make the moves LeBron wants. Since signing with the Heat back in 2010, James has been to eight consecutive finals, winning titles in 2012, 2013 and 2016.

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LeBron James is going to be a Laker. Paul made his intentions known on Twitter at exactly midnight EDT Sunday, saying he's staying with the Houston Rockets after agreeing to a four-year contract worth $160 million.

Last summer's stunning trade of guard Kyrie Irving left the Cavs without a quality running mate for James, who was forced to carry a heavier offensive load throughout the regular season and playoffs.

James' camp and the Cavaliers' front office have maintained a dialogue since the season ended, sources said. That came after the King was spotted landing in Los Angeles. He's the next superstar to follow in the legacy that Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson built for the Lakers.

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