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REPORT: Lakers ‘Long Shot’ To Land LeBron James This Summer

It was reported yesterday that LeBron James free agency list includes the Rockets, Cavs, Lakers and Sixers. Over the past year there have been numerous reports linking and unlinking James to the Lakers, and with the Cavs in LA this week, the Bron to Lakers thing is a hot topic. Ramona Shelburne of ESPN is reporting that all the talk associated with LBJ’s free agency decision is just guesses and also adds that it is still a “long shot” for the Lakers to land him this summer because he wants to go somewhere he can win now.

League sources believe it’s “still a long shot” James chooses the Lakers this summer, but that’s mostly because he’s determined to stay focused on winning a title with the Cavaliers this season.

“If someone is pretending they know what LeBron is thinking, they’re guessing,” one source close to the situation says. “How could anyone know when he doesn’t even know?”

But as one league source put it, if LeBron James goes to the Lakers, they were able to clear space like Cleveland did when James returned to the Cavs in 2014. And if LeBron James decides to stay in Cleveland, it won’t be because he and Cavs owner Dan Gilbert have suddenly started going out for Frappuccinos together.

“His decision won’t be made to please others,” one source close to the situation says. “It’ll be made to please himself.”

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