LeBron speaks with Cavs as free agency opens

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

According to The Associated Press' Tom Withers and ESPN's Dave McMenamin, the Cleveland Cavaliers spoke with James when National Basketball Association free agency opened at 12:01 ET Sunday.

According to the report, it is unclear that the two sides have set up a meeting. They're now linked like never before and if James wants to prepare for his eventual life after basketball, who better to learn from than Johnson, who has made a fortune as a business entrepreneur, or Bryant, an Academy Award victor. Paul informed the Cavs on Friday morning that the four-time MVP would not opt in to the final year of his contract; he was scheduled to make $35.6 million in 2018-19. However, James could still re-sign with Cleveland, although the strong current from national media is that he appears ready to move. But the Lakers will instantly rise with James, a three-time champion who after being swept by the Warriors in this year's NBA Finals said he is still driven and very much in "championship mode".

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) watches a shot during the fourth quarter against the Golden State Warriors in game four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. They were a lot younger the last time I made a decision like this four years ago.

The Raptors, meanwhile, aren't likely to be participants in any major free-agent moves and will have to step out of character to improve a team that won a franchise-record 59 regular-season games before bowing meekly - for the third straight season - to James and the Cavaliers in the playoffs. They have the cap space to add other big free agents and the King has two homes in LA.

The 76ers have also been engaged in talks with the San Antonio Spurs on a potential Kawhi Leonard trade, and so far, they have kept three players off-limits in talks, team sources told ESPN: Embiid, Simmons and Markelle Fultz.

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert didn't trash LeBron James on his way out of town this time.

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Hours before National Basketball Association free agency opened with the three-time champion as its most coveted prize, James returned Saturday to Southern California, where he has two homes and a film production company.

Sources says the Sixers are not out of James' free agency hunt. And while he has always been compared to Michael Jordan, Johnson is the one whose game more closely resembles his own. But should things take a turn for the worse in The Land, TUMS is prepared to dish out free heartburn medication to all fans at the Cavs' first home game next season, according to a press release, via Cleveland.com's Anne Nickoloff.

The tweet made official what had been expected for days: James will ship West to Los Angeles after spending the past four seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Lakers have solid young talent in Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart, but not the usual coterie of stars who have joined James in the past.

The Lakers of course aren't the only team that would love to land James.

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