The Cavaliers are now down 3-0 to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, and James could look for a change of scenery. "So for me, when I chose to go back. I had to let them know, because some people were on the fence, like my wife". "I get drawn in too much of what I'm doing right now in the present", James said. "I kind of just live in the moment and if I'm able to accomplish something, then it kind of adds to it on its own".
The Lakers make sense if LeBron wants to build a sustainable victor with a core blend of veterans and youthful talent like Paul George - if, as National Basketball Association gossip suggests, George truly is "hell-bent" on going to L.A. - and Brandon Ingram.
This speculation has spelled to the King heading to the west coast, playing in Los Angeles after next season.
James was not asked about the play following Thursday's film session.
James passed Jordan last month to become the all-time NBA playoffs scoring leader and enters Friday only one point behind Jordan for third on the all-time NBA Finals scoring list with 1,175. "You guys want to have the conversations about who's the greatest of all time, things of that nature, it doesn't matter to me".
Everything was working for the Cavaliers in the first half of Game 4, with Cleveland scoring an NBA Finals-record 86 points, and it didn't stop in the second half. In an unprecedented feat, James led the finals in scoring, rebounds, assists, steals and blocked shots.
LeBron James recorded a triple-double, Kyrie Irving scored 40 points and Cleveland outperformed the NBA's most electrifying offense in a testy Game 4 filled with technical fouls, beating Golden State 137-116 and ending its flawless postseason. "He didn't want to play for Dan Gilbert", Patrick said.
James, 32, says he isn't trying to prove critics wrong as he did in younger days. "It's my wife, it's my kids, my grandfather", James said. James other rumored destination, however, the LA Clippers, seem a lot closer than the Lakers personnel-wise to being a contender. "I got a promotion when I got to the 30s".
Even though the Cavs have been dominated in this year's finals, they've proven that they can win a title with James at the helm.