LeBron James promised to help the team sign a big star, and it seems like he has already had contract with Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler in an effort to recruit them to the Lakers.
The Lakers are in a desperate position at the moment, and they are hunting for an All-Star.
Brian Windhorst reported that King James has begun his recruitment campaign.
According to him, both Leonard and Butler have been contacted by the Lakers
what I understand, [LeBron] has already begun the recruiting process,” he
said on ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption. “I’ve heard he has had contact with
“I’ve heard he’s had contact with Jimmy Butler. There’s no tampering enforcement by
players. And while Magic Johnson – the
guy who got in trouble for tampering before – LeBron is tamper-in-chief of the
Lakers right now. I don’t know if texts, calls
and dinner with LeBron is enough for the Lakers to overcome the hurdles they
are going to have. I don’t think the Lakers can be
choosy. If I’m honest, I think the
Lakers really have to look at the trade market.”
Stephen A. Smith says that there’s still hope for the Los Angeles Lakers.
“Kawhi Leonard to the Lakers,” he said. “I’m being told don’t rule
that out. In fact I have it on pretty good authority that’s something Earvin
Magic Johnson himself was working on because he knows the uncle of Kawhi
Leonard. So we can’t rule that out with the Lakers.
“Of course the Clippers think they got a shot at Kawhi and now
Brooklyn think they now got a shot at Kyrie and Kevin Durant because they’re
anticipating having enough cap space for two max players as well, which was the
impetus and motivation behind the New York Knicks ultimately trading KP to
clear $41million in cap space so they would have over $73m available and they’d
be able to get two max players.”
great news for pretty much everyone who hopes to see the Lakers in a better
position next year. Let’s see what happens next year.