76ers say they will try to sign the King next year
Whether you like it or not, LeBron James remains as one of the most sought-after superstars in the NBA right now. Despite being 32 years-old, the King still has a few good years ahead of him and yes, he can break a few more records before retiring.
Over the course of his well-decorated NBA career, LeBron has switched from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Miami Heat and back to the Cavs. Ever since his blockbuster move to the Heat before the 2010-2011 season, LeBron James has yet to miss an NBA Finals although he is 3-5 in the Finals, so far. But, that doesn't take away the fact that he already has 3 championships under his belt along with numerous MVP awards.
Now, heading into the 2017-2018 season, speculations regarding where LeBron James would be playing next have been popping out like popcorn. But, there's one specific team in the Western Conference which appears to be LeBron's next destination assuming he leaves Cleveland anew next year: the Los Angeles Lakers to team up with the young core that includes Lonzo Ball.
While the prospect of seeing LeBron make the jump to the Lakers appears to be a near possibility, that doesn't take away the fact that he can be signed by other teams- not to mention the possibility of him remaining with the Cavs although, given the fact that he already has a strained relationship with the Cavs' front office, we can at least, eliminate that possibility, now.
Among the teams that might make a push to land LeBron is the Philadelphia 76ers. Yes. You've read it right, folks.
Why? Here's why:
If LeBron James goes on to leave the Cavs and his goal remains the same which is to win more championships, the Sixers would be among the best choices LeBron would have by then. As of now, the Sixers have been playing one of their best seasons since the Allen Iverson era as they are currently in 5th place in the Eastern Conference with a 12-9 record. Ben Simmons has been playing terrific basketball as a rookie. So is Joel Embiid. Add a LeBron James into the picture and you have a mixture of two young scoring machines and a veteran leader who can do everything. And that's scary.
While the LeBron-to-Philadelphia scenario remains a dream especially for the fans of the Sixers, LeBron's future will depend on how the Cavs will perform this season and how deep they will go come the playoffs. As of now, the Cavs are on a 10-game winning streak and LeBron is on a tear offensively. But, will that be enough for the Cavs to keep him? It depends on LeBron himself, too.