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Adrian Wojnarowski: NBA People Think It's 'Likely' LeBron Heads To L.A.

LeBron James rips into Charles Barkley.

Los Angeles appears to be a serious destination for the NBA's best player.

LeBron James is expected to opt out of his contract after the 2017-18 season and become a free agent.

Is he going to leave the Cavs again?

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, people inside NBA circles think it's "likely" he does.

Where would he go?

Los Angeles.

Multiple reports have now said that the Lakers or the Clippers are a possible destination for James, who owns a home in Los Angeles and has serious business interests in Hollywood. The Miami Heat are being mentioned, too, but that seems unlikely.

Here's what Woj said:

Not only is there no guarantee he’s coming back, I’m not sure there’s an expectation he’s re-signing there. I think they feel, I think within Cleveland and around the league, they feel that he’s very much in play to leave again and likely head out West to one of the two L.A. teams. The Lakers could very well be a target.

The possibility of Miami again, based on how they, what that team looks like and where they are. Would Dwyane Wade go back there?

But I think the focus, a lot of LeBron’s – his business interests, his Hollywood aspirations, his media ventures are base out there.

And I wrote this last year and said it and believed it: The minute he won that championship in Cleveland he was liberated to leave again. Now, if he had not won a title in Cleveland and then left again, I think there would be tremendous backlash again. But the fact that he came back and did what he set out to do, which was to bring a title to Cleveland

James has said that he would like to, at some point, play with all of his friends - Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Dywane Wade. And the Clippers are probably the team that can make that happen the easiest.

The 2018 summer is going to be a fun one in the NBA, that's for sure.