With the ability to sign two players with a maximum contract, the Lakers can build a "super team" with James if they can land George or work out a deal with San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard.
James already has some flat roots on the West Coast with two homes in the Los Angeles area and a movie production company.
The chance to join one of the league's most iconic franchises has an appeal for James, who has just finished his 15th season. After this year's finals, he remains in "championship mode".
He has long been associated with the Lakers, also because he has two homes in Los Angeles area along with a film production company. There's also the fact that the Lakers have plenty of room to sign James and another contract player like Leonard or George and form a "super team" that can compete with reigning champion Golden State Warriors.
The first Major Free Agent Domino fell on Thursday George has reportedly decided not to pursue his $ 20.7 million option for next season with Oklahoma City.
For now, George will hit the market when the free agency officially starts at 12:01 Sunday, but he is not allowed to go anywhere. The Thunder can offer him more money and George could earn 176 million dollars for five years and stay in Oklahoma.
It is unclear what influence, if any, George had on James and his plans. The two are good friends and there is little doubt that they would take the opportunity to compete against each other after years.
As for Leonard, his troubled relationship with San Antonio is unclear. It remains unclear whether the Spurs are ready to trade it and whether they are willing to part with it where it would end up.
For James, the dilemma is whether to leave his house again. When he returned to Cleveland from Miami four years ago, James said it took time to realize what he was missing.
"My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball," he said. "I did not notice that four years ago, I'll do that now."
James also said he always felt he would return to Cleveland to end his career where it started.
But that was before the Akroner led the Cavs to four straight finals and Cleveland's first ever professional sports title since 1964. If Decision 3.0 is to go, James feels satisfied.
"I came back because I felt like I had some unfinished business," he said after the fourth game of the NBA final. "Two years ago with the team we had and being part of a championship team in the way we had to be, is something I'll always remember … There was a drought for Cleveland of more than 50, so I think we'll all remember it in sports history. "
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.  * * *