LeBron turned down Cavs' requests to meet about trades, free agency

Kawhi Leonard

Since his return in 2014, LeBron became the youngest player to score 30,000 career points and extended his streak to eight straight appearances in the NBA Finals. It is unlikely that the Cavaliers would've traded Kyrie Irving with James and George together on the Cleveland roster. Although having to play two seven-game series before getting to the NBA Finals, James led the Cavaliers to their fourth consecutive Eastern Conference Championship. One All-Star player that unexpectedly popped up in the discussion today was Kevin Durant, who LeBron reportedly reached out to about teaming up on the Lakers.

Lakers are dealing out most of their youth to land all-time greats Leonard and James, with a possible trade situation including late first round gem Kyle Kuzma and promising star Brandon Ingram getting comparisons to Kevin Durant. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne, "pressure is mounting" on Magic Johnson and his front-office staff with the Lakers to execute a deal with the Spurs before Friday's deadline for James to exercise the contract clause that would enable him to hit the open market. "Our goal is to keep him as part of our program for a long time".

LA Lakers are favourites to gain James while Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers are also potential destinations.

They have been knocked out of the playoffs in the first round in each of the past three years, twice being beaten by the Cavaliers.

World Cup Group D match report Iceland v Croatia 26 June 2018
Iceland pushed forward, and threw men forward in search of a victor which looked increasingly like it would send them through. Fielding a side filled with reserves, Croatia ended Iceland's first ever Fifa World Cup run with a 2-1 win in Rostov-on-Don.

The Lakers are the favorite to win the LeBron James free agency sweepstakes, and the team is reportedly trying to complete a trade with the Spurs for Kawhi Leonard in an effort to ensure James will sign in July.

The NBA season has come to an end, and with it, the much-anticipated summer of Lebron James has arrived. The Los Angeles Lakers are considered to be serious players for both All-Stars.

James already has two homes in Los Angeles, so there are plenty of non-basketball-related reasons to think that he may well decide to take his considerable talents there.

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