Basketball: Free agent fireworks set to begin for NBA teams

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While teams can't begin meeting with free agents until the official start of free agency, it's believed James has a meeting scheduled with the Lakers. However, if James ultimately signs this summer, Paul George and/or Kawhi Leonard (via trade) joining him is a possibility. Coming off one of the best seasons of his career, James is one of the most sought-after free agents in the league's history. It was reported earlier in the week that James does not want any extravagant pitches made for his services.

If James decides to stay with the Cavs, no one on the roster would be untouchable from a trade perspective, according to Vardon. James agreed to a four-year deal worth $154 million, meaning his streak of eight consecutive Eastern Conference championships - four with Miami, four with the Cavs - will end next year. The dramatic change in the landscape of National Basketball Association title contenders in the eye of Vegas is just absurd.

Philadelphia hasn't hid its desire to land James, a three-time champion who would instantly make the club a championship contender.

Jefferson has a special place in Cleveland sports lore, as he was a member of the team that broke the city's 52-year major sports championship curse and won the NBA Championship with an upset win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 on June 19, 2016.

The decision makes the four-time MVP the headliner of a star-studded free-agent class that includes Paul George, Chris Paul and DeMarcus Cousins, among others.

It's entirely weird, but it really does go to show what an enormous pull James has and just how huge a moment it would be should he decide to take his talents to the Lakers.

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After his hat-trick, the England captain now leads the running for the tournament's Golden Boot for the highest scorer, with five. It is so valuable to have a threat like that and it has left teams fearing us whenever we stand over a dead ball near their area.

LeBron James will become a free agent on July 1st, and after the Cleveland Cavaliers endured a dysfunctional season and were swept in the NBA Finals by the Golden State Warriors, many fans expect that James will bolt for greener pastures elsewhere.

James has been linked to multiple teams in free agency, most notably the Los Angeles Lakers and 76ers.

George's choice could sway James to sign a short-term deal with Cleveland, but the Lakers are determined to get their hands on the four-time MVP.

He flew to Los Angeles on Saturday, creating a frenzy without saying a word. In fact, losing James in free agency would drop the team below the league's luxury tax line for the first time in quite a while. And while he has always been compared to Michael Jordan, Johnson is the one whose game more closely resembles his own. While there had been dialogue between Paul and Altman since the season ended, James had not given the team any sense of his plans.

According to ESPN, the 27-year-old is said to favour a move to Los Angeles, with the Lakers his preferred destination over the Clippers.

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