Even though LeBron James is 39 years old, he is still a valuable asset to the Lakers, so are big names willing to go crazy to attract LeBron? “If anyone can do it, it’s him!”

The NBA superstar of the Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James
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At 39 years old, LeBron James still represents a valuable asset for the Lakers.

As such, his rating remains high on the market, which he could possibly join this summer. In this context, a heavyweight from the East could try everything to recruit him.

Most of the time, players approaching forty are preparing for retirement, or looking for a final, above all symbolic, base to hang up their sneakers.

LeBron James does not yet seem to check one of these boxes.

Despite his 39 years, he still displays an incredible level on the NBA floor and still seems able to harbor great ambitions.

However, despite his remarkable efforts, his Lakers team (45-35) is currently only in 10th place in the Western Conference and will therefore have a hard time offering him a 5th title this season.

In this context, the future of the King is inevitably being talked about, he who will be able to test the free agent market this summer by declining his player option of 51.4 million dollars. And this has not gone unnoticed by the competition.

A contender from the East mentioned in the LeBron James file

Possible free agent at the end of the season, James would mainly have a goal in mind in the context of possible future negotiations .

He should also remain attentive to the fate of his eldest son, Bronny, a possible candidate for the Draft next June.

If this scenario materializes, a top team from the East could try to take advantage of it in order to recruit LeBron according to Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report :

Sources believe that James will not want to return to the East Coast, even if it would be to potentially go for a title with Joel Embiid and his agency Klutch client, Tyrese Maxey.

That said, would Sixers president Daryl Morey be willing to draft Bronny James in order to lure his father into free agency?

“If anyone can do it, it’s Daryl,” said one Eastern Conference executive.

As it stands, LBJ is satisfied with the comfort of life that Los Angeles offers him and would not wish to cross the country again.

As a father, this is completely understandable.

However, the prospect of going to the East would undoubtedly become more attractive in his mind if he were accompanied there by Bronny.

All this, to evolve in a team that plays the leading roles within its conference.

As he approaches his 40th birthday, the four-time champion would certainly have more chances of adding a fifth ring to his record in the East and his level a priori less high.

Even more so alongside a star in his prime like Joel Embiid, of whom he is very admiring.

The recital offered a few months ago by the latter against Victor Wembanyama did not leave him indifferent after all .

Capable of doing anything to lure the prestigious targets he covets, Daryl Morey could therefore try to seduce LeBron James by drafting Bronny to the 76ers.

A maneuver that would undoubtedly make the King think during the offseason.

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