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LeBron Will Reportedly Consider These 7 Teams In Free Agency

LeBron James sweating in a headband.

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 02: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat looks on during a game against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Arena on January 2, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

LeBron James is playing in what might be the second-to-last game of his Cleveland Cavaliers career tonight. Game 3 of the NBA Finals is set to tip off at The Q at 9 p.m. E.T.

The NBA's best player, of course, is set to hit free agency in a couple of weeks. Most do not expect him to be back in Cleveland for the 2018-19 season.

Where will James be playing next season? No one seems to have that much of an idea.

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, though, has named 7 teams that he believes James will consider. It's not a very surprising list.

He said the following on ESPN's First Take:

“LeBron James is going to have a conversation with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Obviously they can offer him the most, and they are willing to do anything they can to keep him here, etc. etc. And obviously the wife is going to have a major, major say in that, so you got that going on.

“He’s going to have a conversation with Boston. He’s going to have a conversation with Philly. Obviously the Lakers. Houston is in the mix as well. They are going to go after him. Make no mistake about it.

“So, you’ve got Cleveland, Philly, Boston, Houston, L.A., Golden State. I don’t think there’s anything Miami can do, but obviously because he was there and brought them two championships, that’s a conversation that Pat Riley will have. You’ve got to remember Pat Riley made amends with Dwyane Wade, and you all know how LeBron feels about D-Wade. These are all conversations he’s going to have. Those are the seven teams.”

Houston has been named the new favorite to sign James, according to Vegas. The Lakers and the Sixers are the other two non-Cavs teams getting the most hype.

Free agency begins on July 1.