Despite speculation that he would ditch his hometown team and join a club with more star power, it looks like LeBron James is desperate to win more championships with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
According to ESPN's at Ryen Russillo, LeBron James is "trying to figure out if other stars around the league want to come play with him." Russillo emphasized that he's seeing if those players "want to come play with him in Cleveland first."
This comes after ESPN's Brian Windhorst added that he believes the LeBron sweepstakes come down to the Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers. It's believed James has interested in joining the purple and gold, as he bought a second L.A. home during the winter and wants to start a production company in Hollywood.
In terms of possible superstars that could join LeBron in Cleveland, Paul George of the Oklahoma City Thunder would be a fine addition. He's been heavily linked to his hometown Lakers, but LeBron could certainly recruit the five-time All-Star to The Land.
San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard reportedly requested a trade last week, but it's unknown if the Cavaliers have the right assets to offer the right deal. Like George, Leonard prefers to play for his hometown Lakers. But as Russillo said, LeBron's first priority is to find superstars that want to play with him in Cleveland.
The Cavaliers were swept with ease by the Golden State Warriors in the 2018 NBA Finals, as LeBron had virtually no support from his roster outside of Kevin Love. The Cavaliers were riding one superstar vs. four Golden State Warriors stars, so LeBron needs at least two more big-time players if he wants to compete with the Dubs.
LeBron can opt out of his contract in July and will surely not need long to make a decision. For now, let the speculation of where he will sign and which superstars he will recruit continue.
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