LeBron James says, in addition Warriors, he’d want to play for Heat among playoff teams
Earlier this year, LeBron James went out of his way to talk about returning to the Cavaliers, state a plan to play for whatever NBA team had his son Bronny and praise Thunder general manager Sam Presti.
Eventually, LeBron quieted the controversy he created by saying he wants to finish his career with the Lakers.
But he’s right back to discussing playing on other teams.
LeBron paid lip service to the Lakers, but he knows what he’s doing. This once again gets his name in headlines during a postseason he missed. LeBron’s manager, Maverick Carter, even teed up LeBron with the question. Whoever cut the promo video for “The Shop” – produced by LeBron’s company – did an excellent job of ensuring this would turn into two stories, one on LeBron wanting to play for the Warriors then another on LeBron also wanting to play for the Heat.
This quote also implicitly applies pressure to the Lakers.
This is all probably nothing.
But for the Lakers, do they really want to test his commitment? It’s probably safer just to bend to whatever LeBron wants.
That’s the message coming through, at least.