LeBron James already locked up his immediate future this offseason, signing a three-year, $100 million extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers. On Wednesday, he provided a glimpse of what his post-playing plans could look like.
“I feel like my brain, as far as the game of basketball, is unique,” James said, appearing as a guest on the “Open Run” podcast, a show that recently partnered with the multimedia platform “Uninterrupted,” a company which James co-founded. “I would love to continue to give my knowledge to the game. I would love to be a part of a franchise — if not at the top. … My dream is to actually own a team.”
Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN
Sources: Clippers Prepared to Offer Tobias Harris, 12th or 13th Pick for Kawhi Leonard
It’s also unclear if the Spurs would be willing to trade [Kawhi] Leonard to the Lakers or any other team. If they are, other teams might have more significant assets to offer, especially given that the Lakers do not have a lottery pick this year. They will select 25th in next week’s draft, a pick they got in a trade with Cleveland.
The Clippers have more to offer than the Lakers. They would be willing to create a package with forward Tobias Harris and the 12th or 13th pick in this year’s draft, according to a source not authorized to speak publicly.