No expectation within Heat organization that LeBron James will return


There is no clarity at this point in time if James has gone through with that move, but this talk is interesting after the Lakers have been placed as the betting favorite to land the four-time league MVP this summer.

And Martin envisages the two All-Stars taken their talents to Madison Square Garden to help reignite the Knicks' franchise.

With the Golden State Warriors on the brink of sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, the topic of LeBron James' future is already intensifying. The whispers I repeatedly heard last weekend in Oakland suggest that the Warriors were caught somewhat by surprise by how aggressive James was from the jump, knowing that he frequently (and openly) regards Game 1s as feel-out expeditions.

The Rockets finished the regular season 65-17.

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The Los Angeles Lakers are known to be pursuing two superstar free agents this offseason and have cleared enough cap space to sign two.

Seeing such a great player struggle to win even one game against the Warriors is hard to swallow, but Cooks has an idea for LeBron: Create another super team in Houston.

The expectation is that James will do exactly that and test the open market by declining his $35.6 million player option for next season.

As the 2018 NBA Finals winds down, it seems like the debate over who will win the championship is over.

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The first thing discussed on the podcast was why can't James return to Cleveland and recruit a star?

A handful of teams are thought to be in the mix, including the Rockets, and the New York Times Marc Stein believes that James' desire to play with Chris Paul could lead him to Houston - or lead both of them somewhere else, such as Los Angeles.

The much more serious question that hangs over this series, then, is: Which version of the Warriors would we see in Game 3? It happened in 1969, when West was chosen as the standout performer despite his Los Angeles Lakers losing to the Boston Celtics in seven games.

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