The latest LeBron James rumor sounds like bad news for the Houston Rockets.
"The one thing that I've always done is considered, obviously, my family", James said after losing the NBA Finals.
If body language is any indication, we can pretty much conclude that LeBron James won't return to the Cleveland Cavaliers next season. "Every one of my All-Stars I've been teamed with LeBron".
The NBA's free agency market officially opens on 1 July and three-time championship victor James, 33, must decide by 29 June if he will stay at the Cavs or sign with another franchise. "And let me be clear this doesn't have to do with whether he continues to play in this city or not".
George has been rumored to be likely to sign with the Lakers this offseason. Writer Ross Bolen, who is from Houston, said he was told that James was looking at schools in Houston.
As the Lakers have become the favorites to sign James and George, many have started to kick around the idea of James joining George on the Thunder instead of the Lakers. For the first time since he left Cleveland for the Miami Heat, James is widely expected to leave his hometown team. Playing with George would give James the kind of lockdown defender that he needs to go up against the Golden State Warriors and Kevin Durant. He has been connected to the Lakers, Cavaliers, Heat, San Antonio Spurs, Boston Celtics, and Philadelphia 76ers the most this offseason. While getting the cap space needed to sign James is tricky, it is possible.