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NBA Free Agency: Cavs Become ‘Frontrunner’ To Sign LeBron James

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The speculation continues concerning the final destination for superstar LeBron James in free agency. All along the Miami Heat were thought to be the frontrunner for his services after four straight NBA Finals appearances, but that no longer seems to be the case.

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According to ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard, the Cleveland Cavaliers have replaced the Heat in the running for LeBron:

The Cavs haven’t been able to rebound since losing LeBron to the Heat back in 2010. LeBron went to Miami and won two titles while Cavs owner Dan Gilbert struggled to rebuild in Cleveland with draft picks.

Fortunately, the Cavs were able to lock up star point guard Kyrie Irving recently to a five-year deal worth $90 million. Along with keeping Irving in Cleveland for the next five year, the Cavs also were able to get their hands on Canadian phenom, Andrew Wiggins with the first pick in the 2014 NBA draft.

With Irving and Wiggins in the fold, LeBron would have the young pieces around him to potentially build up the Cavs as a contender in the Eastern Conference for many years to come.

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When LeBron left Cleveland back in 2010, the superstar forward became public enemy number one in the NBA. Although LeBron has redeemed himself over the last few years with a pair championship rings, the 29-year-old clearly has unfinished business in his native Cleveland.

Although Cleveland has emerged as the supposed frontrunner according to Broussard, LeBron has yet to meet with any interested teams face-to-face. That being said, the LeBron sweepstakes may have just begun with plenty of teams showing interest in arguably the best all-around player in the league.
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  • Chris Park

    Its Chris Broussard lol

    • Hollywood Hogan

      Incarcerated Bob IBN‏@incarceratedbob
      Last night Lakers had 50-1 odds to win championship .. tonight(less than 30mins ago) in Vegas dropped to 30-1

      #Thinkonit @lala

      • Hf

        What is odds?

        • daphnewbowden

          like
          Jacqueline implied I’m taken by surprise that a mom can earn $8130 in 1 month
          on the computer . see post F­i­s­c­a­l­p­o­s­t­.­C­O­M­

    • Lloyd

      If LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony could learn one thing about the Lakers it is they overpay players as market value says Pau Gasol is a mid level exception price tag at best yet he made $19,000,000 last season playing for the Lakers.Steve Nash is a veteran minimum player at this stage in his career yet he is getting paid nearly $10,000,000.Kobe is worth around $13,000,000 on the open market yet he is getting $23,000,000 from the Lakers that’s called overpaying you’re players.What this means is LeBron James deserve the max contract from the Lakers and he will get it and Carmelo Anthony trusts he will get paid regardless in 2 years and he can sign for less at first but in 2 years opt out and get full 5 year max deal with the Lakers since they will by then have his bird rights.And by seeing how the Lakers overpay he knows they will pay him regardless.But Steve Nash must be traded along with draft picks in order to have enough salary cap space to get both LeBron and Carmelo.Also Julius Randle and Robert Sacre would need to be traded to make this happen.The Lakers would have the mid level exception and bi-annual exception and trade exception and veteran minimum exception in order to fill out the rest of the roster.

      Lakers Big 3
      Kobe $23,000,000
      LeBron $22,000,000
      Carmelo $18,500,000

      Salary Cap set at $63,5000,000 and teams can go over using exceptions and veteran minimum deals.

  • george

    i’ll believe it when I see it

  • LakerSpartan117

    He will go down as the most hated player in NBA history..

  • JohnSmith00

    I wish I could believe this, but it’s broussard

    • Guest

      Dont diss me, I got this crystal ball off of EBay !!!

    • Jim213

      Ever since the DH fiasco his cred’s shot. But if LJ was to return to Ohio, good luck, ain’t winning anything in the next 3-4 years.

      • JohnSmith00

        I for one don’t see how Dan Gilbert would welcome him back with open arms, after the way he left. But what has me scratching my head is the possibility of some conspiracist actually being right.

        Did David Stern, Dan Gilbert and Lebron set it all up, assuring the CP3 trade got veto’d to make sure the Lakers didn’t get back on top because Kobe was aging and no longer looking like the face of the franchise.

        Allowing the collusion in Miami so LeBron could win rings easily in order to cement himself as the face of the franchise. Finally giving Cleveland 3 first round picks in 4 years so he went back, he would be returning to a roster that would allow him to continue to compete as well as be the face of the franchise.

  • GOD Chri$$$ #Depressed
    • LakerSpartan117

      HELL YEA!!

      • Evan

        LMAO…… that’s exactly whats happening at my house!

    • LakerSpartan117

      Hey how do you do that with pictures? Edit them like that?

      • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

        Look at the bottom right corner: memegenerator[dot]net

      • Mark Townes

        go to a meme site, upload a pic, and your text.. wah la

        • LakerSpartan117

          Thanks friend.

        • *voila

  • Mark Townes

    LMAO ! This MIGHT’VE been believable until I saw the name “Broussard” attached.. He’s about as worthless as that twit Bill Simmons when it comes to accurate information.

    • OCHE

      exactly..just on friday..he was saying the lakers had zero chance of landing anthony..though he may not sign, he was off by a bit

  • lakerfan

    My theory if Melo And James sign.. Lebron will sign with the Lakers because he left Cavs for rings, so he joined a team with 2 stars Dwayne and Bosh won 2 championships, Now hes gonna join Kobe,Melo and Pau and win championships and finally join back with the Cavs and win championships and stay there for the rest of his career.

    • Marcus Franco

      If Lebron join the Cavs his chance to go to the finals will be huge since East has no competitive teams, Lebron Wiggins and Irving will be a good big 3.

      • lakers_824

        It would take to long for the young bloods to reach their potential because by the time that happens lebron will be around 34 years old…..Lebron gonna stay loosin in mia cuz there old and in clev cuz there young….hes only shot at winnin chips is LA but i dont want him fuck lebron….all the lebron fans and miami fans are gonna be lakers fans that just makes my stomach sick…..its like lakers fans and celtics fans coming together.

        What has the NBA come to the new bargaining agreement was set in place for superstars to stop joining big market teams but now they are just taking paycuts. I like the NBA when each team had a superstar…….i blame the celtics big 3 for all this lol

        • Mark Townes

          You forget.. Miami doesnt really have “Fans” they all jumped on the Lebron bandwagon… once he bolts.. The Heat will sell the same amount of merchandise as The T-Wolves

        • Marcus Franco

          True that, I would rather have Carmelo than Him. Lebron should stay in East conference to give a certain competitiveness in the game otherwise our biggest threat will be Spurs.

          About the young blood I think that at least 4 of the top 10 will have a quick impact in the NBA just like the 03 draft.

      • Brandon

        Can’t say wiggins is worthy of even being mentioned till he plays a couple games buddy lol

    • Brandon

      Remind me how we would have kobe Lebron melo pau? Lol dumbass

      • lakerfan

        its possible dipshit dont be a fucking moron

        • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

          It’s not possible. Unless you think Melo will sign for around $8 million and Pau will take the MLE.

    • TheLakers

      You are so wrong. Please read articles on ESPN based on the ratings, PER, +/-, and other criteria, in an open market, Bosh and Wade are at the $10 / year players.

      What kind of stars are those? Kobe had the last real star Duo in Shaq on the same team.

  • balous

    Let’s play devil’s advocate and say that Broussard is correct. Think about it. The East is weak. With Lebron out of Miami, they are no longer a contender. Which means that Indiana and “maybe” Washington are the only real contenders in the East. Lebron to Cleveland, along side Irving, Wiggins, trade Waiters for a an extra piece and the Cavs are contenders again. Lebron went to the finals with less in Cleveland. What is the best way to solidify Lebron’s legacy at this point? Win a ‘chip for the Cavs. Its never been done before. If he doesn’t become the greatest to ever play the game, he will be a “legend” in Cleveland for the rest of his days.

  • LakerSpartan117

    Chris Broussard wrote this in another tweet:

    “These convos aren’t sourced enough 4 me to report as fact. But I’ve heard enough to believe “the wind is blowing” LJ back home. We’ll see…”

    Dumbass.

    • GOD Chri$$$ #Depressed
  • Daverick Villaflor Reginio

    this is nice to see :D

    • jl

      why kobe so tiny? :D

  • TheTruthKills

    Is this just Broussards opinion or something? And what’s “not sourced enough”? Oh well. It’s gonna be an easy transition for those Heat bandwagon fans. All they have to do is go to their closet and dig up their old Cavs gear and act like they never left.

  • DKWTTY

    Now he wants to run back to the Cavs? Chris Broussard is a joke though so I don’t know if I believe this.

  • rival almighty

    Still on melo watch. Taking a vape. Blaze one for nation!

  • GOD Chri$$$ #Depressed
    • Jim213

      Bosh’s waiting for LJ to make his decision before deciding to return or head elsewhere. Which looks to be in another 2 wks or so (LJ).

      • http://people.ign.com/ltsjoemama ltsJoeMama

        There’s no way he takes 2 more weeks. I say 5 – 7 more days.

        • Jim213

          Stephen A Smith: Lebron is in no hurry to make his decision.

          Past 2 wks for all we know…

        • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

          I say he signs somewhere the same day as everyone else. As soon as the July moratorium is lifted.

  • Silo Silo

    bye felicia

  • Hollywood Hogan

    @incarceratedbob · 2h
    **BREAKING NBA NEWS** Carmelo Anthony will reportedly sign with LA Lakers according to sources close to the situation. He’s not leaving LA

  • TheTruthKills

    Might as well kill this rumor. Pat Riley and LeBron will meet face to face in the next few days (per ESPN).

  • http://people.ign.com/ltsjoemama ltsJoeMama

    lol Chris Broussard. Not surprised.

  • nicecream44

    First guy to win anything in Cleveland will go down in history forever. It’s a feel good story if LBJ goes back home.

  • Gordo

    We are getting LeBron James seriously Mitch just wants to do it quietly.#LakersWin

  • abel

    h ah a stupid lakers fans are desperate

    • Badazztj12

      get the fuck off our site

    • independentbynature

      We’re not desperate enough to troll the Sprockets site.Do you even have one?Who cares if you do?Nothing’s happening there,anyway.But heh,Dwightmare will bring you a title…..HAHAHAHA…..Can hardly stop laughing at that one……HAHAHAHA.

      • GOD Chri$$$ #Depressed

        I WANT TO BE THE MAN, BUT I’M GONNA GO TO HOUSTON TO BE THE 2ND OPTION LMAO

        • independentbynature

          Now he wants to be the third option…….Superman ? Can you hear Shaq laughing?

  • Marcus Franco

    Marc J. Spears

    @SpearsNBAYahoo
    47 min
    After contemplating his options this weekend,free agent Carmelo Anthony’s
    decision isn’t expected to linger late into the week,a source said..

  • Lakers4Life

    Anyone who believes in this rumor is an idiot. LeBron will be wearing the golden armor soon, possibly with Melo.

  • Dr. Rasheed

    LBJ + ANTHONY (BOSH TO HUSTON)….NOW THAT IS A REAL THREAT…

  • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

    Why does every other article on this site quote Chris Broussard, as if he’s some reliable source? Here’s an idea to make your content much better, Lakers Nation. Stop following Chris Broussard on Twitter. Just stop. Right now. #YoureWelcome

  • Sti1lmatic

    With a little touch of makeup, Dave Chappelle would be a great back up for Broussard if he ever feels too sick to come in for work.

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