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How Confident are You that Lebron Will Sign with the Lakers this Summer?
Totally Confident
22%
 22%  [ 11 ]
Very Confident
26%
 26%  [ 13 ]
Somewhat Confident
22%
 22%  [ 11 ]
Not Confident
10%
 10%  [ 5 ]
Not Confidental at All (Doubtful)
18%
 18%  [ 9 ]
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:31 am    Post subject:

The talk about his family being a major part of his decision would seem to indicate LA as a better option. There are more opportunities for his sons to develop with the better high school programs and performance training centers based out of the west coast.

Just look at how many prospects are training around LA to prep for the draft.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:32 am    Post subject:

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Out of all his options, we make the least amount of sense basketball-wise. I'd be very surprised if he came here. Depends how much he takes his acting and post-basketball priorities seriously.


Not with PG and that has been the plan for a year now. No one thinks LeBron would come alone.

Even with Paul George Houston has a top 5 player in Harden along with CP3 and Philly has a 50 win team spearheaded by two generational prospects.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:33 am    Post subject:

I voted for "Somewhat Confident" as I think it is about a 50% chance with Cleveland still in the mix.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:01 am    Post subject:

Lebron has a flair for the dramatic. So if everyone thinks heís going to LA, I wouldnít be shocked to see him head somewhere else.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:20 am    Post subject:

BynumForThree wrote:
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Out of all his options, we make the least amount of sense basketball-wise. I'd be very surprised if he came here. Depends how much he takes his acting and post-basketball priorities seriously.


Not with PG and that has been the plan for a year now. No one thinks LeBron would come alone.

Even with Paul George Houston has a top 5 player in Harden along with CP3 and Philly has a 50 win team spearheaded by two generational prospects.


Why include CP3 when he won't be there at the later stages of the playoffs? And Embiid is a major risk. LeBron would put the weight of his next 4 years on Embiid's health. Good luck with that.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:57 am    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:00 am    Post subject:

LakerLanny wrote:
I voted for "Somewhat Confident" as I think it is about a 50% chance with Cleveland still in the mix.


As long as Dan Gilbert is their owner, I give him 0% chance of staying there.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:03 am    Post subject:

I don't see Lebron coming without PG13.

I can see PG13 coming without Lebron.

If both decide to come to the Lakers, I think both will take $2-3m discounts so that the Lakers can keep Randle and just stretch Deng.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:39 am    Post subject:

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im some-what confident.

why would LeBron go to the sixers? Simmons cannot shoot that well and needs the ball in his hands. embiid is a walking injury waiting to happen..plus they showed zero heart vs the Celtics. plus, I think LeBron is tired of management that cannot be trusted..this latest scandal with their gm doesn't help.


LeBron going to the spurs. I just don't see it. they have a history of not really paying guys. too much is riding on kwahi's injury and them putting enough around LeBron. market is too small. I don't see it.

Boston is just a pipe dream. Kyrie being there and that whole deal.

The only two scenarios that make sense to me is Houston or LA and I actually think LA should be the favorite.

I think Houston has to do a lot of maneuvering to obtain James and it might just deplete much of their team in the progress. Then, James is depending on a often injured and declining chris paul for the next 2-3 years? Top Heavy all over again.

If I'm James, The Lakers are my best bet, especially if the Lakers can keep most if not all of their young talent.. They have the cap space to acquire Paul George too boot. You need hungry youth to match the energy on both sides of the ball to beat a team like Golden State. If Lebron is smart, he gets with a winner like Magic Johnson ( let Magic bring in George ) and a couple of veterans to fill out the roster and ride these young guns to the promise land.

That's my 2 cent. To me Lebron to LA (considering) everything makes the most sense. I can see Lonzo spotting up wide open from a pass from Lebron now...and I expect Lonzo shot to be better....can't be any worse than Houston missing 20+ straight 3's or all those eggs Kevin Love put up game in and game out from 3.


I guess people are just playing the game of "count the stars", but I don't see how he fits at all in Houston and Philly. Maybe Houston even worse with the prospect of playing with another iso monster.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:51 pm    Post subject:

I'm somewhat confident. As more information drips the closer we get to free agency opening the better I'll feel about my thinking. I don think that the players in the league know where he's headed.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:15 pm    Post subject:

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Not at all. He's not coming here.


Would you be excited if he does? I have noticed you donít seem all that intrigued by the idea of the Lakers getting LeBron.


I would not be excited at all. Heís not a Laker.

Superstars that move around like him make it harder to root for one team. If thatís the direction the sport goes in I will just stop rooting for a specific team (Lakers) and start picking my favorite player and root for him instead.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:43 pm    Post subject:

The bigger shocker will be when/if he doesn't and people go "But his kid attends high school out here!? How could he play in Philadelphia during the season but live in Los Angeles full time!?! It doesn't make sense!!"
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:02 pm    Post subject:

What's going to be humorous if/when it happens is all the people, especially on this forum, who dismissed every single breadcrumb that heís left over the last year and just laughed and made a mockery of it. Don't ask yourself why you never saw it coming. Ask yourself why you did and simply chose to close your eyes.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:04 am    Post subject:

No question that there's legitimate reason to think LeBron will become a Laker. As for placing odds on it though, that's another question. I consider 'somewhat confident' as meaning odds well above 50%.

There are several teams in the title hunt now, and they all want LeBron. Are the odds about 40% he becomes a Laker? I could agree with that. Are the odds 60-70%? To me that's a stretch.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:51 am    Post subject:

See my signature and you'd know what I voted.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:54 am    Post subject:

There is more stories coming out, pointing to LeBron coming to the Lakers.... everyone should feel confident right now especially Laker fans.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:56 am    Post subject:

40% sounds about right
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:46 am    Post subject:

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Updated odds from @BovadaLV on LeBron James' team for 2018-19:

Lakers - 7/4
76ers - 11/5
Rockets - 5/2
Cavaliers - 5/1
Spurs - 8/1
Celtics - 12/1
Warriors - 30/1
Knicks - 30/1
Heat - 40/1

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:56 am    Post subject:

All_Star_Laker wrote:
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Fracture wrote:
Not at all. He's not coming here.


Would you be excited if he does? I have noticed you donít seem all that intrigued by the idea of the Lakers getting LeBron.


I would not be excited at all. Heís not a Laker.

Superstars that move around like him make it harder to root for one team. If thatís the direction the sport goes in I will just stop rooting for a specific team (Lakers) and start picking my favorite player and root for him instead.


I agree 1000%
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:59 am    Post subject:

dubaholic1 wrote:
All_Star_Laker wrote:
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Not at all. He's not coming here.


Would you be excited if he does? I have noticed you donít seem all that intrigued by the idea of the Lakers getting LeBron.


I would not be excited at all. Heís not a Laker.

Superstars that move around like him make it harder to root for one team. If thatís the direction the sport goes in I will just stop rooting for a specific team (Lakers) and start picking my favorite player and root for him instead.


I agree 1000%


But hey, if you trade for them then it's fine...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:23 am    Post subject:

i doubt it. lebron doesn't like pressure. and the pressure of wearing a laker uniform with all the greats who have won all of the championships would be too much for him.

he wants to go to a loaded team in a smaller market.

He will go to either Houston or SA.

Possibly Philly if he wants to stay in the weak Eastern Conference.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:16 pm    Post subject:

Krispy Kreme wrote:
i doubt it. lebron doesn't like pressure. and the pressure of wearing a laker uniform with all the greats who have won all of the championships would be too much for him.

he wants to go to a loaded team in a smaller market.

He will go to either Houston or SA.

Possibly Philly if he wants to stay in the weak Eastern Conference.


I suppose if you post that enough and keep seeing it, that might sound real, but LBJ wants the biggest stages, always has.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:44 am    Post subject:

I still can't decide if I even want him in L.A.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:29 am    Post subject:

I am confident he won't sign with the Lakers.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:40 am    Post subject:

Krispy Kreme wrote:
i doubt it. lebron doesn't like pressure. and the pressure of wearing a laker uniform with all the greats who have won all of the championships would be too much for him.

he wants to go to a loaded team in a smaller market.

He will go to either Houston or SA.

Possibly Philly if he wants to stay in the weak Eastern Conference.


If you added a few more dots to the final sentence I would have thought this whole post was a parody on Lebron haters.
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