Speculation surrounding LeBron James potentially moving on from the Cleveland Cavaliers as a free agent next season has dominated headlines since the conclusion of the NBA Finals. After falling to the Golden State Warriors in five games, reports began surfacing that James could once again bolt from Cleveland for a warm-weather city to be part of a “super team.”
This time around, Los Angeles is the potential destination for James, as both the Clippers and Lakers may be part of the 13-time All-Star’s plan to move out west. Reports have stated James and his family have an affinity for Southern California, with his wife Savannah Brinson claiming she’d like to live there full-time. James also has a production company in Los Angeles and owns a home in Brentwood.
However, sources told ESPN’s Mike Wise that James has no intentions of playing for the Clippers on the “Freddie and Fitz” radio show Tuesday.
“I got from a very good authority, a very good authority — that LeBron James will never be a Clipper,” said Wise. “I can’t tell you who, but I’m going to tell you it’s somebody that knows, and LeBron James will never be a Clipper. I don’t know if that’s because he remembers what the Clippers used to be, or he just doesn’t want to put his lot in there, or he thinks [Clippers owner] Steve Ballmer is just too animated on the sideline.”
NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski suggested that James could play in Los Angeles as a Laker. There have been widespread rumors that the Lakers cleared cap room to add perhaps two or more superstars next summer.
“Not only is there no guarantee he’s coming back, I’m not sure there’s an expectation he’s re-signing there,” Wojnarowski said during a June 14…