As LeBron continues to get blown out by the Celtics, people are starting to wonder, where in the hell is LeBron planning to play?
The rumored four teams that LeBron will be selecting from are the 76ers, Lakers, Rockets, and of course the Cavaliers. Yesterday on PTI, NBA Insider Brian Windhorst says no to LeBron playing with the Lakers or Rockets.
“I just cannot see him going to the Western Conference. I can’t see it,” Windhorst said. “Unless it’s just like, ‘I want to be happy and live in Los Angeles.’ If he and Paul George go to the Lakers — unless there’s some other move that I can’t see — and they’re competing with the Rockets and Warriors, they may win 47 games and be the fourth seed and then be (knocked) out in the second round. Maybe he wants to do that. … My gut says he still wants to compete for championships, so he’s got to stay East.”
What about the Sixers?
“A lot of people default to Philadelphia, but I’m not sure that’s a great fit,” he said. “What you need with LeBron James is guys who can shoot. Ben Simmons cannot shoot. LeBron’s a ball-handler. Ben Simmons is a ball-handler. If LeBron came to the 76ers, Joel Embiid would be turned into Chris Bosh or turned into Kevin Love. He’d be told to stand in the corner and shoot threes. I’m not sure that’s what Joel Embiid wants.”
We know LeBron will be much better off in the East. You don’t need to be a genius to realize if he’s in the West, it will be much harder for him to compete. If LeBron was in the Western Conference his entire career, he may have gotten to only a few NBA finals, not potentially 8 straight.