LeBron back in Los Angeles as start of free agency nears

LeBron back in Los Angeles as start of free agency nears

The Lakers have enough on their roster to make a trade for Leonard, but it's unclear if they'll be willing to do it.

A high-level Philadelphia 76ers contingent is meeting with LeBron James' agent, Rich Paul, on Sunday in Los Angeles, league sources told ESPN.

The fact that he didn't pick up his option could be good news for anxious Cavs fans, who fear James may leave them for the second time in his career.

With the start of free agency upon us, there have been plenty of Lakers rumors.

It was reported Friday that James has informed the Cleveland Cavaliers he won't opt in for the final year of his contract with the team.




Furthermore, James could sign a one-year deal with Cleveland, with a one year option, so he can have chance at exploring free-agency in 2019.

Leonard, of course, has been a one-man rumor mill during the offseason. The Lakers might have been trying, but they didn't acquire another star to prove to James that they could build something special in order for him to commit to a four-year, $154 million deal. Past interviews include Grammy Award victor Kenny G, David Banner, WNBA President Lisa Borders, What's Trending's CEO Shira Lazar, Ice Cube, NBC's "Chicago PD" actor LaRoyce Hawkins, "Family Matters" actor Darius McCrary, En Vogue's Maxine Jones, Team USA Track & Field member Norris Frederick, James Kyson, WNBA great Lauren Jackson and more.

James had been widely tipped to join the Los Angeles Lakers, where he can continue to develop business interests such as his media venture, Uninterrupted, in one of the nation's largest markets. In fact, James might not even speak with top team officials before making a decision on his destination for next season.

LeBron James flew back to Los Angeles from a family vacation in the Caribbean.

The 76ers won 52 games last season. In 2010, the free agent bolted to the Miami Heat to win two titles over four years, before returning to Cleveland.

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