July 16, 2024

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LeBron James’ future is going to come into greater and greater focus as this season ticks to it’s conclusion. That noise will only grow if the Lakers continue floundering as they have for much of the season so far.

With a player option for the 2024-25 season and his desire to play with his son Bronny already stated multiple times over, the Lakers are going to have some legitimate options that could pull him away from Southern California.

The rumors, then, are going to fly in the coming months. One of the more outrageous ones, though, came on Monday when Marc Stein, longtime NBA beat writer, revealed that he knows of multiple teams who think LeBron would take a discount to sign with them. The caveat involved is that this is under the assumption Bronny James both enters the draft and is selected by one of these teams

First, it bears mentioning that the latest report regarding LeBron’s future is that he wants to retire in Los Angeles with the Lakers. It still seems like that is the most likely outcome.

If he does leave, it’s hard to imagine he’s doing it at a discount at this point in his career. He’s still very capable of playing at a high, high level and since leaving the Heat, LeBron has never taken a discount. In fact, LeBron spent time as the vice president of the player’s union when they focused on expanding the league’s over-36 rule to an over-38 rule, something that is now particularly relevant to him.

In short, he’s not someone who takes discounts anymore. He wants his money. As he should.

But that makes the idea that he’s taking less money to sign with a team this summer even more hilarious. It means some team has talked themselves into this wild notion. So, who could it be?

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