Joel Embiid shades LeBron James as free agent decision looms

Rival GM: LeBron James would 'let the roster come together' for Lakers

LOS ANGELES- The so-called Summer of LeBron is off to a big start.

But it appears the same can not be said for southern California. He has two homes and a film production company in the Los Angeles area. The Cavs remain hopeful they'll convince James to remain with the organization. Soon-Shiong also mentioned the possibility of other All-Stars like Paul George and Kawhi Leonard teaming up with James on the Lakers.

Earlier Sunday, James had contact with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are hoping to hang onto the best player in franchise history. And although the two sides have been in touch since the Cavs were swept by the Warriors in the NBA Finals, no face-to-face meeting is imminent.

While every team dreams of being ruled by King James, only a few have a legitimate chance of signing him.

Not many. LeBron is believed by most to be down to the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Friday, Lebron James officially entered free agent territory once again when he opted out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

As the window nears for LeBron James to let the Cleveland Cavaliers know if he will become a free agent, speculation is at an all-time high.

According to reports, Lebron James has already made the decision on where he will be spending the next season, and plans to announce the news on Tuesday, July 3rd. While signing with Los Angeles would not assure such a trip once again, they're absolutely in a better place this offseason than they were a year ago. Ownership and interim president of basketball operations/coach Brett Brown are expected to lead the meeting with James' representatives, sources tell ESPN. But the All-Star forward opted to stick with the Thunder and will sign a four-year deal when teams are permitted to finalize contracts on June 6. The four-time league MVP himself will not attend. He has full control over the Cleveland team and still struggles every year to put a dent in the score board against the champs of the West, Golden State, and last season James realized a healthy Boston team is ready to take over the East. While there was plenty of talk throughout the season about the prospect of James joining young stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons in Philadelphia, that talk has cooled in recent weeks.

The 5-foot-9 former Kentucky player averaged 7.8 points, 4.4 assists and 23.4 minutes in 71 games last season.

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