According to The Associated Press' Tom Withers and ESPN's Dave McMenamin, the Cavaliers spoke with James when National Basketball Association free agency opened at 12:01 ET Sunday. "Bosh knows well the challenges of playing with James - he's spoken openly about them - but also, if he can get back to his old form, he would be an ideal fit next to his championship frontcourt partner".
Like most sports fans, National Football League players were following the LeBron James free-agency situation and had an opinion on King James' decision to sign a four-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
In a lengthy statement thanking James, Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert said: "Words do not express the meaning and the feeling this accomplishment brought to the people of Northeast Ohio". "This will always be home". Furthermore, DeAndre Jordan signed a one-year deal with the Mavericks, so he's not in play for the Lakers, either. The Cavaliers made the finals four consecutive times after James returned before the 2014-15 season. Both players enjoyed plenty of success the first time around and eventually won back-to-back championships in Miami.
James will not comment further on his decision to join the Lakers, according to a report from ESPN. We wish his kids, his wife Savannah, his mother Gloria, and LeBron himself nothing but the best in the years and decades ahead.
Kawhi Leonard has been the biggest rumored target for the Lakers to play next to James, but Los Angeles will need to fork over quite a bit in order to pry him away from the Spurs.
Oddschecker Spokesman George Elek: "LeBron James has chosen the Lakers and every other team in the National Basketball Association should be wary of this storied franchise right now".
James isn't expected to attend the meeting, which is the first significant chance for the 76ers to make a free-agent pitch to James, league sources said.