Colin Cowherd: “Story today that LeBron James is not expected to commit to the Lakers before the draft or free agency… and why should he? LeBron was watching that game last night – forget the fact the Warriors have Steph, Klay, Wiggins, Draymond, and now-emerging Jordan Poole, they also have something he’ll never get the rest of his career if he stays in Los Angeles… Three stars that are 19,20 years old. James Wiseman, Moses Moody, and Jonathan Kuminga. They’ve got another wave of stars – a big, a wing, and a guard, all waiting in the wings. This is the first year in LeBron’s last 15 where his team has zero chance to compete for the championship. They can’t compete for it and LeBron knows it. LeBron is a good observer and he’s too smart not to notice this. He’s watching the Warriors and they have the best starting five on any given night, they have three emerging stars underneath, they have maybe the best coach in the league, maybe the best owner in the league, they have an elite executive in Bob Myers, so LeBron is going to end up with four titles if he stays in LA, they’re not winning, it’s over. I absolutely believe that LeBron is trying to speak something into existence and that’s Golden State. He wouldn’t leave California, that’s where all his businesses are, and if he had to live in Southern California – and he’s a good businessman – where is the one place that’s richer than Los Angeles? Silicon Valley. He can just move his stuff up the road. It’s obvious, he’s not just suddenly interested in Steph. He sees the dysfunction, he sees the roster, he sees the Westbrook salary cap issue, he sees Anthony Davis’ health, he’s going to throw it out there again, again, and again how much he would like to play with Steph and the Warriors.” (Full Video Above)
Listen to Colin Cowherd discuss the recent reports of LeBron James allegedly having not fully committed to the Lakers beyond the 2022-2023 season, as Colin believes LeBron has no interest in signing a contract extension with a sinking Lakers ship.
Check out the video above as Colin details why LeBron is closely watching these NBA Finals with a master plan of where he wants to play next.