There's talk of LeBron possibly leaving Cleveland in 2018.
LeBron James might leave the Cleveland Cavaliers after the 2017-18 season.
That's what some people in NBA circles seem to think, anyway, according to an article published today by The Ringer.
"It’s about whether or not LeBron will come back to Cleveland after he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2018. James has left his hometown once before, and after delivering a title, he could again. Rumblings across the league suggest that LeBron will consider taking his talents out West, as Bill Simmons and I discussed this week on The Bill Simmons Podcast," The Ringer says.
Two teams appear to be possibilities for James.
The Clippers and the Lakers.
James has a home in Los Angeles and both teams could present him with the opportunity to create another superteam featuring either his friends - Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony - or some younger stars like Paul George or Anthony Davis.
The Lakers make sense if LeBron wants to build a sustainable winner with a core blend of veterans and youthful talent like Paul George — if, as NBA gossip suggests, George truly is “hell-bent” on going to L.A. — and Brandon Ingram. The Clippers make sense if LeBron wants to form a Banana Boat Voltron with Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and Carmelo Anthony.
James talked about his future during a press conference today, saying "we'll see what happens."
What happens off the court over the next couple of years are going to be very fun to watch.