NBA Rumors – LeBron James to LA Lakers in 2014?
The LA Lakers are all about winning NBA titles and according to recent reports from Brain Windhorst, the front office is preparing for Kobe Bryant's retirement and could acquire LeBron James to take over the team in 2014.
James could become a free agent in two more years and with the recent trade to add Dwight Howard, the two All-Stars could lead the LA Lakers into the future. The team has just $10 million in salary cap heading into the 2014-15 season and many top executives around the league believe GM Mitch Kupchak is preparing for life with Kobe and company and James is the link that could keep this team competitive.
James is just 28 years old and will have plenty of basketball left in the tank, but the biggest downfall to James playing for Los Angeles is championships. The Heat could still win another title of two before his deal expires and winning tends to keep players together, but if Miami fails to win another title, a move to the LA Lakers is a high possibility.
The NBA has always had high-profile players leaving for greener pastures and the front office for the LA Lakers has always done what it can to keep a championship team on the court and preparing for the future is a must, especially with the age of Bryant, Steve Nash, and the rest of the veterans on the current roster.