James, 33, is the best basketball player in the world.
James has not and will not make a request to Lakers president Magic Johnson or general manger Rob Pelinka to trade for Anthony, who can't be moved by trade until December 15 since he signed with the Rockets this offseason. Especially when the attention is bulls-t attention, fluff. A brief scroll through his feed shows you what he's wearing on the day's show, what shoes he wore to the studio, and usually what kind of hot cereal he had for breakfast. It's not LeBron's fault at all; it's just the fact you have so many groupies in the media that love to hang on every word.
The Lakers are finally in a groove for the first time this season, having won 11 of their past 14 games.
"There's decisions to be made, there's still so much more basketball to be played, KD, Kawhi, all these guys who are going to be free agents, their mindsets are going to be totally different six months from now".
"If you're Kyle Korver, then it makes sense [to move to the Lakers]". Because Kyle Korver in Atlanta was the bulk of the offense, and he's not a No. 1 option at all, not even close. His hope here is Anthony will think he did his part to get him another job but it was the Lakers who would not do their part.
Star players such as Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler could be on the market this summer but the Lakers aren't believed to be at the top of either player's radar. "Like, young players that are still developing, it's always going to be hard because he demands the ball so much, he demands control of the offense and he creates for everybody". Bosh, same way. LeBron is a player that needs to play with guys that already know how they play the game-and shooters. LeBron James is his man. "Source No. 3 added the nugget that Paul was working on trades to put talent around James because of fears that younger free agents 'don't want to play with LeBron anymore'".
However, the most stinging criticism of all likely came from Durant, who argued that playing in the same environment as the four-time MVP is "toxic", both on and off the court. "Any opportunity that comes around where I could become [part of] an ownership group or a front office or anywhere I could just help the team as of right now in my life I would go for it, but who knows what will happen at the end of my career?" So I don't really.