1. Cleveland Cavaliers
To me this is the most likely landing spot for Lebron. Before you spurn me for making this statement, hear me out. We’re going to rewind time back to 2014. Why 2014? That’s the year LeBron came back to Cleveland, and lets not forget his infamous essay announcing his return to Cleveland. In this essay Lebron stated “I have two boys and my wife, Savannah, is pregnant with a girl. I started thinking about what it would be like to raise my family in my hometown.” Throughout the offseason I have heard many “experts” speak about Lebron’s businesses, potential teammates, and friendships. They’re all leaving out one important factor to Lebron. His Family. The looming decision this summer is one that will likely be the final destination of Lebron’s career. I truly believe Lebron’s hometown roots are important to both him and his family. In order for the Cavaliers to retain Lebron I do believe they will have to get creative to bring in another star. This is fully possible with Some of the young stars in Jordan Clarkson, Cedi Osman, and Larry Nance Jr. mixed in a package with a bigger salary such as Tristan Thompson. We wont fully know until Lebron makes his decision in the summer, but this is one to keep an eye on
2. Miami Heat
I know you are probably thinking this is a little crazy, and yes you are probably right. But no one thought LeBron would win a championship against Golden state, no one thought he would return to Cleveland, And no one thinks Lebron Will return to Miami. If we follow the pattern it is pretty clear no one ever truly knows what Lebron will do, unless it is Lebron himself. To add further authenticity to this theory lets go back to the words from the King himself. In Lebron’s coming home announcement he stated ” I looked at other teams, but I wasn’t going to leave Miami for anywhere except Cleveland.” As I interpret this sentence, there are two places that are near and dear to his heart, Cleveland and Miami. This move would take some severe salary moves especially if he wants another star to join him. When there is a will, there is a way. This would be an interesting decision, but it is possible.
3. San Antonio Spurs
There just so happens to be a guy in San Antonio named Greg Popovich. Let me let you in on a little secret, Lebron is a big fan of Popovich. Whether it was playing for USA, or just the mutual respect from one great to another, Lebron has expressed not only his liking for Popovich, but also his interest in playing for Popovich. There is also the looming decision of Kawhi Leonard. I believe if Leonard is traded elsewhere the spurs will be looking for a guy to take the lead role of there team. That guy might just be Lebron James
4. Houston Rockets
If Lebron Chose to go here, he could team up with one of his fellow banana boat buddies in Chris Paul. If that wasn’t appealing enough he could team up with one of the best players in the league in James Harden to create a deadly trio. I have the Rockets falling to four because of recent reports that they are losing interest in signing Lebron. The other question I raise is how well Lebron James and James Harden would gel, as they both like to have the ball in their hands, and control their offense. This is still an intriguing option for Lebron to consider.
5. Philadelphia 76ers
The 76ers present an opportunity to play with a strong young core in Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, and Markelle Fultz. The Boston Celtics without Kyrie and Hayward have them on the ropes. Despite their looming exit from the playoffs they have shown tremendous potential to reach the finals and maybe even win a championship. Lebron might be that one asset they are missing. It might even peak the interest of Lebron to deliver a championship to a team in a drought. Hey isn’t Lebron a fan of Will Smith and Kevin Hart? That would be quite the fan club.