LeBron James could stay in Cleveland, but return is murky

Kawhi Leonard wasn't present at a San Antonio free agent training camp

Kawhi Leonard wasn't present at a San Antonio free agent training camp

While the Lakers had once seemed like a front-runner for Leonard, a Los Angeles native, once he hit free agency, that was also previously the case with George.

One of the reasons the Cavs chose not to trade the Brooklyn Nets' first-round pick that they acquired from the Boston Celtics in the Kyrie Irving trade is that they have no idea what LeBron is planning to do this summer. James' Cleveland team was swept by the Warriors in the NBA Finals.

What's unique about this particular message is that it's also reportedly connected to the release, via Instagram TV, of either a trailer or documentary for the movie, "Space Jam 2", in which James will play the leading role.

The Lakers hoped to lure James and George in free agency, which would give them more leverage in Leonard trade talks - or simply for the ability to wait until next year to sign Leonard.

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But bowing to public pressure, the US President on Wednesday signed an executive order that reverses the separation policy. Since Miller's cell phone number has since been deactivated, Twitter is no longer taking action against users sharing it.

"I was wondering if there was something I could have did better to make him not want to be traded", James told reporters during Cleveland's media day before the season tipped off.

It's obvious that the relationship between Kyrie Irving and LeBron James became strained at one point in time. This automatically disqualifies them from going with the potential James-George combination.

Bleacher Report made the prediction that both players will sign in L.A.in their latest free agency predictions. The four-time MVP played 10 more regular season games, scored 60 more points, snagged 320 more rebounds, made 117 more assists and shot nearly 10 percent more accurately than Harden. There is another heavy hitter they could pursue who has been to four All-Star games, has twice made the All-NBA 2nd team and has averaged 25.9 points, 11.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game the last four seasons.

James already has two homes in Los Angeles, so there are plenty of non-basketball-related reasons to think that he may well decide to take his considerable talents there.

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