LeBron A Laker in 2014?
We're only a little over two years removed from LeBron James' unforgettable "Decision," but according to recent reports, Part Two might be coming in just a couple of years. That is if the Lakers have their way.
According to an ESPN report on Thursday, "several teams' executives" believe that the Lakers are setting themselves up to make a run at landing LeBron when he can potentially become an unrestricted free agent in 2014.
Miami's "Big Three" of James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all have early termination options within their current contracts that could make them UFA's after the 2013-14 season. In addition, Kobe Bryant has dropped hints of retirement when his current contract expires at the end of the same season, and the Lakers, who currently boast the NBA's biggest payroll, could have maximum space at that time.
It could all be adding up for the Lakers to usher in yet another era of dominance. In the mean time, they'll have to make due with an underwhelming roster of pretenders that includes Bryant, Dwight Howard, Steve Nash and Pau Gasol.