Eastern Conference Executive makes big claim involving LeBron James’ trade to Miami Heat this offseason
According to recent reports, several NBA teams are ready for the possibility that the four-time MVP LeBron James could ask the Lakers for a trade this offseason in order to finish his playing career in a successful setting.
If the Los Angeles Lakers are unable to give LeBron James a championship team, a return with the Miami Heat could be a possibility. As an Eastern Conference general manager claimed that Miami might try to re-sign James if he decides to leave.
“They’re in the right position to make a deal like that,” the executive said. “It did not end great between them, but the hatchet has been buried enough. There could be an issue with, if you get LeBron and you get Rich Paul and all the Klutch stuff, that is not going to mix with Pat Riley in Miami. But if he wants to win in a place he likes being, the Heat would take him back.“
The last time James wore a Heat uniform was over nine years ago. His four-year stay in Miami was successful for the team, producing two championships and four straight trips to the NBA finals. The superstar forward decided to leave and join his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2014 offseason. Some Heat fans were not pleased with his decision. And, so was the front-office.
Of course, James’ desire to leave Los Angeles is still up in the air. The Lakers are now slightly outside the Western Conference playoff picture. However, they are currently among the league’s hottest teams thanks to a five-game winning streak that included a victory over the Heat by a score of 112-109. LeBron James might want to stick with his current squad if they can keep improving and advance into the playoffs.
LeBron James and Lakers are undefeated in 2023 so far
The Los Angeles Lakers (19-21) are on a five-game winning run and are currently two games behind of the No.6 spot in the Western Conference after a thrilling 132-130 victory against the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night at the Golden 1 Center.
Since the foot injury to Anthony Davis, the Lakers are 7-5. In spirit, depth, and execution, they appear to be a completely different baseball team. From the one that struggled through the first month of the season. The victory before that was achieved without LeBron James against the Miami Heat at full strength. The Lakers have had one of the strongest offensive units in the league since their 2-10 start.
“When I was hired here, I was excited about the whole process of turning this thing around,” Darvin Ham said Saturday. “And the type of guys we got in the locker room, it’s a lot of talk about our roster all the time. But to me, if you really put in the work and you really buy into the group theory and what we’re trying to get done as a unit, you set yourself up for a ton of success.” LeBron James’ recent controversial marks have also sparked a fire in the Lakers. As the team now is playing some winning basketball. While being on the track to improvement.
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