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Some NBA Execs Reportedly Think LeBron Has Already Picked The Lakers

LeBron James rips into Charles Barkley.

The LeBron James Sweepstakes is going full throttle. Admit it, you've probably been refreshing your pages trying to get the latest LeBron news.

While the Los Angeles Lakers seemed to be the prohibitive favorites as of yesterday, things appear to be changing today. The Philadelphia 76ers have met with James' reps and may be making inroads toward landing him.

However, this might all cosmetic, as some NBA executives apparently believe.

According to The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor, multiple NBA execs think there is no real drama here. In their eyes, LeBron has already picked the Lakers and no one else has a shot.

He's just going through all this for show, they feel.

Yes, the Lakers are still favorites—but not total locks—to sign LeBron James, league sources say. For what it’s worth, some executives believe LeBron’s indecision is all theater, and he has already decided on the Lakers as his new team.

Nothing would surprise us with James. The Lakers have certainly behaved for a while like they know they are getting him, and for their sake, they'd better be right.

As for Philly, you have to take a shot at the best player in the world. Even if he ends up going elsewhere, you won't have any regrets.

In just a few short days, we'll know if these unnamed execs were right all along about LeBron, or if the Sixers really did pull off a last-minute coup.