The Sixers are back to their winning ways this season and are surrounded with star talent in Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. What can put them over the hump is acquiring LeBron James in free agency. At this point, it is very likely. It is expected that James will choose between the Cavs, Sixers, Lakers, and Rockets, according to The Ringer’s Kevin O’Conner.
Trailblazers Guard CJ McCollum discussed the topic on his podcast Pull Up With CJ McCollum. He noted how James would still be playing in the East along with the fact that him and Simmons are both on the same management.
“He’s always calculated about his decision-making process going back to his youth,” said McCollum. “Ben is his young guy. Ben is a member of Klutch Sports, so that also could play a factor. Philly is in the Eastern Conference. LeBron has been fond of the Eastern Conference throughout his career on what seems to be his EZ-Pass to the Finals. I think it’s a bigger possibility than people think.”
James to Philly would make a lot of sense. He would still be playing in a large market, it is a franchise that has always bred stars in the NBA, and he would still have a solid path to the NBA Finals.
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