Even Gregg Popovich Wants To Recruit LeBron James

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Even Gregg Popovich Wants To Recruit LeBron James


It has only been a couple of days since we’ve crowned the 2018 NBA Champions, but no one is talking about it anymore already. There only seems to be one big topic! Where is LeBron James going to sign?!

James is expected to decline his player option ($35.6 million) and become an unrestricted free agent. The possibility of resigning with the Cavs is more than given, but LeBron will most likely also meet with other teams. While both Los Angeles teams have been rumored as a potential candidate to sign LeBron, Houston, Philadelphia and San Antonio apparently also are interested in landing James.

The Spurs? Yes, you can add Gregg Popovich and the Spurs to the long list of teams interested the league’s best player. Marc Stein reported that San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich “is bound to try to force his way into the conversation to sell James on the merits of South Texas.”

While the Spurs are nothing more than a darkhorse, one should not underestimate Gregg Popovich. James and Popovich have had a number of big game encounters over their careers and have growing respect for one another. Bron has always wanted to be a member of a Gregg Popovich-lead squad. James has even eyed a Team USA comeback, with Popovich taking over Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski’s position as head coach of the United States Men’s National Team in 2020.


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