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NBA Superstar Asked If He'd Consider Leaving His Team For The Lakers

A closeup of Giannis Antetokounmpo in his Milwaukee Bucks uniform.

MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 20: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks walks to the sideline prior to the opening tip against the Boston Celtics of game three of round one of the Eastern Conference playoffs at the Bradley Center on April 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

The Lakers have added one superstar player this offseason, agreeing to a four-year, maximum contract with LeBron James, who left Cleveland in free agency. Los Angeles surely isn't done, though.

Magic Johnson's team has serious cap flexibility and several young assets moving forward, making it very possible to add another star player or two next to LeBron James in the seasons to come.

Will one of those players be Giannis?

The Bucks' superstar player is set to hit free agency in a couple of years. Some have already begun to speculate about his potential departure from Milwaukee.

Giannis appeared on Colin Cowherd's radio show on Fox Sports 1 on Monday afternoon. He was asked about the possibility of leaving Milwaukee for Los Angeles.

"Honestly, no way. My goal is to win in Milwaukee, bring a championship to the city. I would never leave for LA," he said.

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"Never" is a strong answer. Giannis is still three years away from free agency. Who knows what the Bucks' team will look like by then. And, also, who knows what the Lakers will look by then.

NBA speculation is great, but when we're talking about something that is years away from even being possible, it probably doesn't mean anything.

The Lakers could add a non-Giannis superstar next summer, though. Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler and Klay Thompson, among others, could all be free agency targets in 2019.