Lebron James is a free agent in 2010 and he won’t play for an outright bad team. Crazier things could happen this summer especially with hints of a lock out in 2011, and who said the Lakers couldn’t make it even crazier? The Knicks front office has free agents like Amare Stoudemire and Chris Bosh on the bottom of the list while Lebron James is at the very top of New York’s priority list to improve this summer.
The Lakers have not ruled out the possibly of Lebron coming to Los Angeles but want to be included in free agents talks with the King. Don’t count out the possibly, but the Lakers have to worry about technicalities that could play into this signing if the deal goes down. Signing Lebron would assure a spot in the starting lineup, obviously. The real issue is Lebron’s salary. If he’s willing to take little or no pay to be alongside Kobe in Los Angeles he might get his first ring.
Phil Jackson would love to team up Kobe Bryant and Lebron James and someone is bound to pick up the legacy which Kobe will leave behind sooner or later.
For the deal to be done the Lakers must convince the Cavaliers to a sign-and-trade deal which would lower Lebron’s overall salary and the Cavaliers wouldn’t walk away empty handed. Then Lebron is free to walk away from Cleveland and go back to work in Los Angeles.