LeBron James: Kawhi Leonard trade could create NBA’s newest superteam - in Philadelphia

LeBron James: Kawhi Leonard trade could create NBA’s newest superteam - in Philadelphia

Spurs general manager RC Buford said Thursday the franchise would exhaust every avenue to keep Leonard and had no timetable for a deal, but ESPN's report Wednesday evening said the Lakers may be willing to send San Antonio an overwhelming offer. "Because now you have the people's MVP and you have, like, the NBA's MVP; I think the people's MVP was definitely James [Harden], but the NBA MVP is definitely LeBron [James]". Both players have been rumored to be interested in leaving their current teams, while there have also been reports that they are strongly considering staying with those teams.

Shortly after James led the Cleveland Cavaliers over his Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Irving shared some kind words about LeBron after James Harden surprisingly earned 86 of 101 first-place votes to capture the NBA MVP award.

In Basketball Society Online's article reporting the news, it specifically cited that James will look to use the platform to launch, amongst other things, a Space Jam 2 trailer.

The Cavs are trying to add to their roster, but have found tough sledding in trying to make a deal that would add a star, such as Kawhi Leonard or Chris Paul.

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James was able to lead the Cavaliers to the Finals for the fourth straight season despite only having the fourth seed in the East. Unfortunately for him, his incredible playoff run didn't factor into the voting (since MVP is a regular-season award).

The Spurs and Lakers have reopened trade discussions for Kawhi Leonard, according to ESPN. He also reported that George "is no longer assured" to sign with Los Angeles this summer.

The Cavaliers have been working on several trade and salary-cap-clearing possibilities to be aggressive in free agency, but they have been stymied in attempts to meet or discuss scenarios with James, league sources said. As the old saying goes, game recognizes game.

Expect to hear plenty of rumors over the next week or two surrounding both James and George. That could play into the patient strategy Johnson is professing, but the Lakers may have to push their chips to the center of the table much sooner than they might prefer, if they want to make James's Friday decision that much easier.

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