With the Cavaliers‘ front office in disarray and the team’s future in question, there are that LeBron James may leave Cleveland for the second time when he has the option to terminate his contract at the end of the 2017-18 season.
One of the most popular destinations people have suggested is Los Angeles — either the Clippers or the Lakers — because of James’ desire to live in L.A. to start making plans for life after basketball.
According to Mike Wise of The Undefeated, however, LeBron in a Clippers uniform is not something we will ever see. Wise gave details on the Freddie and Fritz radio show:
I got from a very good authority — a very good authority — that LeBron James will never be a Clipper. I can’t tell you who, but I’m going to tell you it’s somebody that knows, and LeBron James will never be a Clipper. I don’t know if that’s because he remembers what the Clippers used to be, or he just doesn’t want to put his lot in there, or he thinks Steve Ballmer is just too animated on the sideline.
He’s never going to be a Clipper. I’m just telling people right now, for your edification. I’m breaking this on the Freddie Coleman and Fitz show.
Well, there you have it. LeBron will never be a Clipper — maybe.
Even if the source is 100 percent accurate and LeBron currently has no interest in ever joining the Clippers, things change in a heartbeat. If Chris Paul re-signs and somehow Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony end up with the Clippers through the buyout market, you better believe LeBron will at least consider getting the banana boat crew back together on the West Coast.
No matter what teams he is truly considering, one thing’s for sure: The Cavs have to make some serious moves to improve the roster if they want LeBron to commit to playing in Cleveland for the rest of his career.