I find this hard to believe if I had to guess it was more of a random passing thought than anything truly serious.
Here is what Ric Bucher had to say about it.
The subject of moving James, however, was contemplated by the Lakers, a team source said, weeks before Van Gundy aired it. When rumors engulfed the team at the February trade deadline that it was willing to trade anyone other than James to acquire All-Star forward Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans, James’ agent, Rich Paul, was widely accused of spreading those rumors because Davis is also one of his clients. Paul denied to B/R that he leaked the Lakers’ interest in Davis, but Buss suspected otherwise and was furious. The idea of terminating the franchise’s relationship with Paul by moving James at least crossed Buss’ mind, the team source said, and Paul was made aware of that. That prompted Paul to reach out to Buss to clear the air, and whatever ill will existed supposedly dissipated.
If they had to truly have a meeting then maybe it was more than a passing thought.
Just another day of drama with the Lakers.
Flip the page for video of Jeff Van Gundy saying they should trade LeBron.