Posted on June 30, 2018 at 5:30 pm | Updated on June 30, 2018 at 05:30
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Why the Lakers make no sense
Let's start with the Los Angeles Lakers, a team James has been in touch with since last season. The Lakers have three main selling points for James.
First, they are in Los Angeles, which would allow James to further build his extra-judicial empire in one of the largest media cities in the world.
Second You have some young pieces, including Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Julius Randle. After all, the Lakers have plenty of room to sign two Max players – meaning James could bring a player like Paul George to Los Angeles.
The problem? Even with the talent of James, George and the Lakers, it's hard to see that the Lakers will beat either the Golden State Warriors or the Houston Rockets next season – not to mention any team coming out of the Eastern Conference would.  A move to Los Angeles probably kills every shot James has to win another ring.
Why the Rockets make no sense
If the Rockets could simply add James to their roster, it would be easy for James to join Houston. He would join one of the League's best teams and play with Chris Paul in one of his best friends.
It's going to be hard for Houston to get it up and running without killing their roster.
Kevin O'connor of The Ringer does a good job and explains the complex situation:
Because of her Cap situation makes it impossible for the Rockets to sign LeBron, Paul and Clint Capela to sign Max deals brings Trevor Ariza back. James and Paul would have to work out discount games to make it work, which seems unlikely. LeBron has taken no less than the maximum since leaving Miami, and Paul agreed to take less money as the NBPA president would be a lousy look.
James could force a sign-and-trade to the Rockets, the Rockets would probably need to involve Eric Gordon to make it work, which would be a big blow to the team's line-up.
It is possible that a combination of Harden, James and Paul could win a title, but the odds seem very slim.
Why to stay with the Cavaliers does not make sense
Of course, James has the option to stay in Cleveland, his hometown team.
James, who ties the last years of his career to the cavaliers, would be stupid, however.
The Cavalier roster is terrible and her It's not a sign that it's getting any better in the foreseeable future. No Premier player will sign up to play in Cleveland – and the Cavaliers have no room to sign one. James is the best player in the league, but he still needs help, and this help is simply not in Cleveland and will not come so soon.
James might decide to stay in Cleveland just to end his career there, but staying in Cleveland gives up the dream of adding more rings to his CV.
A lack of other quality options
James could realistically play for any team he wants, but there are not many other quality options to choose from.
Adding James to every roster will require a lot of cap storage, a roster, that will still be solid once James is added and at least one other superstar in the fold. There are just not many situations like this.
Except, of course, the Sixers.
This is where the Sixers make the most sense for James: