by: Jackson K. Kabir C. Wyatt B.
With the 2018 season coming to an end, arguably the greatest basketball player ever will have the option to leave his hometown in Cleveland to try and find light somewhere else. Three diehard basketball fans of Blach Journalism state their opinions.
The obvious option would be the Lakers, even though they finished at 35-47, they have a lot of potential and flashy play style. LeBron would be able to take over and control the Lakers and be surrounded with young talent that will reach its prime in the next couple of years. Athletes like Ball, Ingram, and Randle will give Lebron consistent talent all around that the Cavs don’t have. Also, Lebron owns a $23 million mansion in Hollywood. The King will go to L.A. and possibly win a title if the Lakers’ youth starts to hit their prime.
Another very possible choice for Lebron is Houston. Although Houston isn’t a very glamorous city, if Lebron played for the Rockets, he would almost definitely win another title or two. The combo of Harden, who is an MVP candidate, Capela, who has been playing like an All-Star, and Paul, who may not resign, are favored to win it all this year. Then add Lebron the the equation and you get a Championship team more powerful that the Warriors have been for the last 4 years.
I strongly believe that the King of basketball will definitely join the Sixers. Lebron is looking for a team with young, talented players that score 20 plus points a night, but are still not better than him. The Sixers are that team. Joel Embiid, the center for Philadelphia, was an all star this year, and is in the conversation for best center in the league. They also have Ben Simmons, who is the point guard for the 76ers. Ben Simmons is in the conversation for Rookie of the Year. Both Embiid and Simmons average more than 20 points a game and will be able to support the scoring of Lebron James. I see no better pick in the entire NBA for Mr. James, except for this young Philly team.
The Pelicans are also a very good choice for Lebron. They have two all star players that are unstoppable in the post, Demarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis. The Pelicans are Lebron’s backup decision, because he will not shine as much when he is on the court with Anthony and Demarcus. The only reason why I believe that Lebron will join New Orleans is if he is desperate to win a championship. If he joins Philadelphia, then he might win next year. But joining the Pelicans will guarantee him a championship.
One of the most slept on teams this year is the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks underperformed their predicted record but still made the playoffs. Riddled with injuries, the Buck’s superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo received major criticism. He didn’t do anything wrong however. Giannis has claimed love the city of Milwaukee but he seems unhappy with is roster. Some need a little time to develop and some want to get out of there. The best player in the world needs scoring and a superstar to take the pressure of leading a team off of him. Giannis Antetokounmpo is only 22 and has the most potential to be the best ever. LeBron wants to win now. Milwaukee is waiting for the King to claim his crown.
A return to South Beach. This is almost too good to be true. LeBron’s best friend DwyaneWade came back to Miami, so why can’t the King. Miami has an excellent supporting cast and two all-stars to help him. Lebron also has a great coach in Miami that doesn’t need to a player to be in charge. LeBron will be a great addition to this talented Miami squad. They will have enough firepower to take down the evil empire of Golden State.