LeBron James reportedly not interested in elaborate free agency pitches

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This is a staunch change from what came with LeBron's infamous first jump into free agency in 2010 featuring the televised special known as "The Decision.' It's even a subtle deviation from his 2014 jump into the open market, which concluded with James" article in Sports Illustrated that explained his decision to return to Cleveland and sign with the Cavaliers.

James, who holds a $35.6 million player option for the 2018-19 National Basketball Association season, has until June 29 to decide if he will become an unrestricted free agent. He's got three championships. Mark Heisler of Orange County Register revealed that there have been no specific reports that could support the GM's claims, but he gave a list of players James may consider playing with next season.

"Meanwhile, LeBron is doing what we does - calling players on other teams he wants to play with", an Eastern Conference general manager told Hesler. Most notably, neither the Sixers nor Rockets now even possess enough cap space to sign James to the max contract he would likely be coveting, while until they add another star, the Lakers have little to offer James in terms of a talent upgrade.

James has played in the NBA Finals eight consecutive years.

The Lakers have the appealing situation with the chance to ink two players to max deals while also possessing a group of promising young talent with Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball, and Josh Hart.

According to USA Today's Sam Amick, James' camp believes free agent All-Star forward Paul George may be more likely to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder than previously believed.

There's a high possibility that Dick's are getting ahead of the game by selling his Cavaliers jerseys at half price as they are expecting that they'll soon be selling LeBron James' jerseys for a new team. James still has until Friday to decide whether he will opt out of his Cavaliers' contract or not.

The next few days will determine more however, as interestingly, James recently updated his social media pictures with pro-Akron images, the area of Cleveland which he grew up in.



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