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There Are Conflicting Reports About LeBron James, Houston Rockets

LeBron James standing at center court with his arms crossed.

SACRAMENTO, CA - MARCH 09: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers stands on the court during their game against the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena on March 9, 2016 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

We're in the thick of LeBron James Free Agency Watch Season, so there are obviously going to be a bunch of new reports and rumors surfacing every hour. Sometimes, these reports seem to conflict with each other. That appears to have happened late on Monday.

Two of ESPN's top NBA people, Adrian Wojnarowski and Stephen A. Smith, both had information about LeBron James on Monday. That information didn't seem to agree with one another.

Smith reported on his radio show that Chris Paul is telling people LeBron James doesn't want to come to Houston and that he wants to be in Los Angeles.

"According to my sources, several things are happening: Chris Paul is telling people that Lebron doesn't want to come to Houston, he wants to be in LA," he reported.

Wojnarowski, meanwhile, reported that Paul is doing everything he can to lure James to Houston. He's reportedly more focused on recruiting LeBron than he is his own free agency decision.

"Somebody close to him said to me, Chris Paul has his focus on recruiting LeBron James as much anything he's done in this league," Woj reported on ESPN.

He continued:

"Chris is going to return there. Right now, his focus isn't so much on his own free agency, he's trying to recruit LeBron James to Houston."

Conflicting reports during free agency season aren't very surprising. The players, the teams, the agents, the friends of the players, etc. all have different opinions and information. Sometimes, mixed messages are sent.

Regardless, it's going to be a very exciting next couple of weeks. NBA free agency officially starts on July 1.