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ESPN Rumor States Lakers Will Make Move for LeBron James in 2014

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If your jaw dropped after reading the headline, don’t worry you aren’t alone.

The Los Angeles Lakers have always been a franchise looking to make big moves and they have title aspirations almost every season. Mediocracy is not acceptable in Los Angeles, and the front-office is always finding ways to build a championship roster year-in-and-year out.

The Lakers recently acquired Steve Nash and Dwight Howard, forming one of the most talented teams in the NBA. Los Angeles has not won an NBA title since 2010, but there is a good chance the franchise raises its 17th banner in 2012-13. Still, even with the additions of Nash and Howard, Kobe Bryant will always be the Lakers’ leader.

Bryant will be aiming to win his sixth title come June and surpass Magic Johnson’s tally of five. This may be Kobe’s last great run and he hinted at retirement in two seasons. Although he may change his mind after the 2013-14 season, there is a chance that Kobe will end up leaving the only team he has played for.

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Bryant has been the face of the Lakers for almost two decades, and it’s hard to imagine the team without him. However, ESPN reports that the Lakers have already looked forward to the future and they may have their sights on another league superstar.

Several teams’ executives have told ESPN.com they believe the Lakers are positioning themselves to make a run at LeBron James in 2014, when the Miami Heat star can choose to become a free agent.

For the 2014-15 season, the Lakers will have a plethora of cap space to go after James as most of their larger salaries will be off the books. Los Angeles is in the perfect spot to sign LeBron James and begin their post-Kobe era with one of the best players the league has to offer.

The Heat currently have James signed through 2016, but there is a chance James ends his contract in 2014 or 2015. In fact, many people around the league expect James to become a free-agent in 2014. So even though most Lakers fans often ridicule James and his play, he may end up wearing the purple-and-gold some time in the future, but for now this is nothing more than a rumor.

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  • Dodgersa4

    Fuk lebron! Go after durant!!

  • RevRunMD

    LBJ would be a welcomed edition to a POST-Kobe era Lakers team…man, the Lakers always seem to find ways to stay great!  Love him or hate him, LBJ is a champion and one of the greats in the game today.

  • Sammie

    Kobe and Shaq was a truly epic combo for the lakers back then winning three straight championships, but can you imagine if Dwight and LeBron team up together with this team? who knows, maybe the lakers can make yet another dynasty run for more championships once again.

  • Charlie Warren

    ”Sources” say this and that. C’mon, ESPN is just trying to start a flame. What a bunch of MALARKEY!

    • HAHAHA

      When did Joe Biden get here?

  • Lakers_824

    I only have 3 words NO NO NO
    i would never ever ever want lebron to be on the lakers, if he does come to LA which i doubt he will becuz of his ego, he would jus be hopping on the best teams. IF you are a true lakers fan u would never want this to happen, this is like kobe getting traded to the celtics how do think they would feel?? I aint hating on the guy i know he can play hes even better than kobe right now but no way ill pass

    • MHM 35

      That doesn’t make any sense dude. Teams from all over make moves to get franchise players. 

      True Lakers fans???? What the heck man. TRUE Lakers fans want the Lakers to succeed by any means available to them, they don’t worry about stupid intangibles like egos. But since you care about that, let’s put it this way: Once Kobe retires, the Lakers won’t have that ego to push teammates to be better. Lebron has a similar type of ego, and doesn’t want anything but the best from those he plays alongside of.
      You gotta keep your options open man.

      But what do I know? I guess I’m not a true Lakers fan because I’m open to changes being made.

  • http://www.facebook.com/frank.barger.1 Frank Barger

    FUCK LEBRON…dont want him in LOS ANGELES…his mom wants to stay in miami..thats where all  the good crack is!

  • Kmac_321

    All I have to say is… lets start knitting up those King James Jerseys for 2014…if the black mamba retires of course

  • Guildtank

    I think Lebron will go to Dallas in 2014 because his dad is playing there

  • aq

    hell no

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