Lebron’s landing spots, fact and fiction

Lebron made comments this week about being able to play in the league until his son, Bronny (14), gets drafted in the NBA. In previously unaired footage that was released by James’ multimedia platform UNINTERRUPTED on Monday, the 33-year-old says he’s already thought about the prospect of playing with — or even against — LeBron Jr.

“You want to ask me, ‘What was the greatest achievement in my life?'” James said. “If I’m on the same court as my son in the NBA. That would be No. 1 in my lifetime as an NBA player.”

“I’ve thought about it because my son is about to be 14, and he might be able to get in there a little early.”

As Lebron contemplates his family’s future, I’m sure the next thought entering his mind is much more present-day related. Where will Lebron be in 2018-19??

I’ve compiled a list of places and reasons that make sense, or maybe don’t make sense, hell I don’t know anymore. Dennis Rodman is crying on TV, wearing a MAGA hat! What is going on!?!?

Top Five Landing Spots:

1. Cleveland makes the most sense, they can rebuild the roster and ditch JR Smith to the curb, of course he won’t know what that means, so someone will have to explain it to him. Cleveland has the number 8 pick in the draft which should give them someone that can contribute immediately, Duke PF – Wendell Carter, Oklahoma PG – Tre Young or maybe Alabama PG –  Collin Sexton. Also, would Lebron really leave his first wife at the altar AGAIN?

2. Philly has LOTS of upside with their young talent, Ben Simmons should fit with Lebron’s pace of play and would probably benefit a lot from all the attention Lebron garners. Simmons cuts and moves off the ball fairly well and would have open driving lanes after Lerbon draws 3 defenders to him.

BUT, Joel Embiid’s offensive game doesn’t match up with Lebron, or at least historically his back to the basket – big man post moves has never really fit in with Lebron. Sure, Embiid can step out occasionally and hit a jumper, but he’s primarily more of a (talented) post-up player who needs the ball passed to him in the post to be effective. Lebron has NEVER had that kind of player with him.In Miami, Chris Bosh became a pick-and-pop guy who cleared the lane for Dwayne Wade and Lebron to operate. Same thing happened to Kevin Love in Cleveland, and Tristan Thompson fell off the face of the earth.

3. Any team in the Western Conference makes less sense than the previous two teams. But a combo of Kawhi Leonard and Gregg Popovich could be VERY enticing for Lebron’s third act. Kawhi’s future is a bit rocky, to say the least. But something tells me that the enigmatic swing-man is destined to work things out with the Spurs. Plus, they’ve still got Tony Parker, Manu  Ginobili, LaMarcus Aldridge, Pau Gasol, Rudy Gay and some young talent in Dejounte Murray and of course the Aussie blur – Patty Mills.

4. Houston already has two superstars, James Harden and Chris Paul. This dynamic duo ALMOST took down the Warriors in the Western Conference Finals, even with CP3 being injured for half the series. Adding Lebron would put them over the top, even when CP3 has his usual post-season-ending injury (seriously, it’s every year), Lebron and Harden would be absolutely un-guardable. We could see both of them average 35+ points per game easily, and Clint Capella would look like Deandre Jordan 2.0.

5. This is a long-shot, but there seems to be some truth to it. Los Angeles is always a desirable place for NBA superstars, the market and the city attract the best of the best in every profession so why wouldn’t Lebron want to be a permanent west-coaster? He already has a film/TV production company operating in LA, and he owns a home in Brentwood. But with a roster full of millenial-drama, not to mention a 35-47 record and an 11th place finish in the Western Conference, what’s the actual hoops attraction? The hope that Paul George and some random other superstar decides to move west? Hmmmmmmmm.

So you’re telling me there’s a chance (maybe?):

6. Miami again? Why not, they made a Bad Boys II and there’s a third installment of the Miami-based dynamic duo just waiting to be released….maybe Lebron follows Will Smith’s lead and returns to Miami?

7. I mean, why not right? You get to play in Madison Square Garden 40 times a season, become friends with Spike Lee and finally make a sequel to “Do The Right Thing” starring Lebron James as the superstar athlete who returns home to find his old neighborhood has regressed into a racist, segregated fracture of what it formerly was…which of course motivates him to get into politics and fix the mess that has become our country…errr, his former neighborhood? #Symbolism

8. Create the east-coast super team, PLEASE Lebron, PLEASE do this! Boston vs, Golden State – The NBA Finals for the foreseeable future, and you reunite with Kyrie which would make for the weirdest reunion since Gilligan Island’s CBS TV/Movie reunion where the cast was magically rescued and returned to society, but quickly found out they hated what the (Trump) world had become, got back together to take a  cruise AGAIN on the Skipper’s new boat, only to be shipwrecked AGAIN on the same GOT-DAM island as before. You can’t even write this stuff, but somehow they did.

9. There’s no way the league would let this happen right? I mean, there’s no way….right? 

 

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