With the Cleveland Cavaliers’ season on the verge of ending, the NBA’s next soap opera is on the verge of beginning.
Where will LeBron James be playing next season?
James, whose team trails the Golden State Warriors three games to none in the NBA Finals, is a potential free agent this summer.
On Thursday, a day before the Cavaliers try to extend the NBA Finals when they play host to Golden State in Game 4, James praised the Warriors for their basketball IQ. According to multiple media outlets, Golden State is a potential landing spot for James in free agency.
Meanwhile, former James teammate Chris Bosh said that James’ next destination is likely to be Houston.
Speaking on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd,” Bosh said, “I would guess that he goes to Houston. It’s like the next Avengers movie. Golden State with like 100 superheroes and then Houston with 100 superheroes and they fight. That’s just what it’s coming down to.”
James, still focused on the opponent in front of him, lauded the Warriors.
“In order to win, you’ve got to have talent, but you’ve got to be very cerebral too,” James said. “Listen, we’re all NBA players. Everybody knows how to put the ball in the hoop. But who can think throughout the course of the game?
“This is so challenging for me to sit up here and say because people who really don’t know the game don’t really know what I’m talking about. They just think that you go out, and, ‘Oh, LeBron, you’re bigger and faster and stronger than everybody, you should drive every single time and you should dunk every single play and you should never get tired, never.’ Like it’s a video game and you went on the options and you turned down fatigue all the way to zero and injuries all the way down to zero. So we come back here and we get the minds and we build a championship team.”
He added that all of the recent title teams with combinations of mega-stars, including his run with the Miami Heat as well as the Boston Celtics, the San Antonio Spurs and the Warriors, have found success in part due to their smarts.
One of the Warriors’ mainstays remarked about the possibility of James becoming the latest star to join the club.
According to Sports Illustrated, forward Draymond Green said, “I think if LeBron James went to the Golden State Warriors then there would be a high possibility I won’t be here.”
He didn’t elaborate on the comment, per the report.
—Field Level Media