Will LeBron James take his talents to Hollywood?

Steve Ausburne
Steve Ausburne
Elite Columnist

Apparently some within the Miami Heat organization view the Los Angeles Clippers as a legitimate threat to lure LeBron away from his South Beach cohorts. While Miami can offer the most money, the Clippers would provide him a younger and more talented roster to facilitate acquiring even more championships. Now, in order to make it work, there wouldn't be room for Blake Griffin - but outside of OKC and Durant, wouldn't every team substitute any one (or more) of their players for James?

What do you think? Do you see LeBron having wanderlust yet again? Do you think the Clippers would be a good fit if he was looking to move on from the Heat?

Andy Paul
Andy Paul
Senior Analyst

All I can say is no athlete will make a better movie then Space Jam. Step aside Lebron James. Michaels got a Looney crew.

Obie Obumseli
Obie Obumseli
Senior Analyst

I don't realistically seeing LeBron going to the Clippers or anywhere for that matter. He is playing with one of the best shooting guards to ever lace them up, when healthly, an allstar big man in Bosh and with a very talented bench when you take the time to see all the bodies they have. I believe LeBron came to Miami to join Wade and make history. That history being winning multiple championships and being put in the running as one of the best players to ever touch a basketball. So thinking he would throw all that away to play with CP3 and Blake Griffin is silly.

Chris Paul came to LA because of Blake Griffin

Derek Wizzle
Derek Wizzle
Editor

LeBron proved he is the best player in the game tonight when he helped his team beat Blake and the Clippers crew.

I don't think LeBron will go to the Clippers but he might if CP3 is persuasive enough. I rather see LeBron as a Laker though lol

Steve Ausburne
Steve Ausburne
Elite Columnist

I wonder how LeBron feels now about the backlash from The Decision. He has back to back titles and is in a good position for the threepeat so in terms of legacy, I imagine he believes that his success will overshadow his made for TV movie. I think it would be very telling about today's athlete if he did decide to relocate yet again. Lets say he wins this year and then bolts to win a championship elsewhere - would he be perceived as all about winning and as selfish?

Krithic Annamalai
Krithic Annamalai
Elite Columnist

Chris Paul came to LA because of Blake Griffin. Blake Griffin means a whole lot more to that franchise than any of the other players on that roster, including Chris Paul. The Clippers are already contenders, and they don't need to make a sign-and-trade for Lebron to win a championship. They need to get a better small forward, someone defense oriented, if they can make a run for Luol Deng they won't even have to look at Lebron.

Josh Mahoney
Josh Mahoney
Editor

I don't see him packing up and moving. He got all the bad press he needed from The Decision and I don't think he wants to go back to that. He's finally in a place in his career where that really isn't the focus because he's won a couple of championships. However, if he were to move I'd say he'd go back to Cleveland and try to land a championship there which would absolutely cement his legacy as one of the greatest Ohioites?, Ohioans?, Ohians?

Josh Miller
Josh Miller
Senior Columnist

Whatever happens in this year's playoffs will be a major influence in what LeBron decides. I think the Clippers are a possibility along with many other teams, not only the ones with cap space. LeBron will really take his time with this decision in the offseason though.

Aditya Trivedi
Aditya Trivedi
Senior Analyst

Bosh is a talented PF…..but no doubt that Blake Griffin is better and more powerful. With a jumpshot that he's acclimating to…..I could see this happening. LBJ would jump ship if it meant getting a better shot at a championship.

I don't think it will happen though. I think he finishes out in Miami where he's really grown his own brand. He's gonna always be compared to the LA greats if he goes to the Clippers and I just don't see it happening. Plus that East vs. West rivalry with LBJ and KD is too good to be messed up.

Steve Ausburne
Steve Ausburne
Elite Columnist

I like @Josh Mahoney's suggestion about a return to Cleveland. Imagine how much good will he would garner with a move like that. Returning home after a stint in a more glamorous locale - he'd be like the Oakland Raiders personified.

Dalton Abel
Dalton Abel
Analyst

@Aditya Trivedi I'm with you. I think the reason LeBron didn't come to the Knicks is because the spotlight was too big and he didn't want to try to overcome the shadow of Ewing, Starks, and the Pearl, just to name a few. The same thing will keep him away from L.A. If he does choose to leave Miami, Cleveland is the only place I can see him landing. Even if he did go back to the Cavs, would the love from the glory days ever fully rekindle? Especially with Dan Gilbert?