Everyone is trying to figure out where LeBron James is going. Every NBA reporter is chasing this story to some extent.
ESPN's Brian Windhorst is usually plugged in when it comes to all things LeBron. Windhorst has been covering James since he was in high school, and has followed him throughout the NBA.
Speaking tonight on SportsCenter, Windhorst was asked about the Philadelphia 76ers' pursuit of James. The 76ers secured a meeting with LeBron's reps today, but James himself was not there.
Windhorst called Philadelphia's meeting "legitimate" but then offered up some cold water for Sixers fans. He still thinks the Lakers are the leaders.
"The people close to LeBron will tell you that the only meanings they would take are legitimate meetings," Windhorst said. "So Philadelphia absolutely has a legitimate case here. That said, I don't think that they're one of the leaders. I think the Lakers remain the leader."
Further dampening the fire around the Sixers, Windhorst said he expects LeBron to have some type of direct communication with the Lakers. He likened this year's pursuit to 2014, when LeBron's agent met with four teams, but LeBron himself only met with Miami and Cleveland.
Windhorst thinks James will only meet and speak with Los Angeles and Cleveland this time, and that he'll choose between the two.
You can see all of Windhorst's comments below.
James is supposed to reveal his decision this coming week on his internet platform Uninterrupted. It could be as early as Tuesday.
Only then will we know for sure what LeBron is doing. For now, we'll just have to live with the tidbits of info and speculation.