LBJ reps reportedly meeting today in Los Angeles

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"I got a teenage boy, a pre-teen and a little girl right now that wasn't around as well", he continued.

LeBron James was seemingly at the top of their wish list for the better part of the past year, with Paul George presumed to be checking in second. Before he joined the Heat, James had meetings with the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers, where team representatives pitched the All-Star with personalized presentations and marketing plans.

LeBron will reportedly not be taking any big meetings with teams in free agency.

Philadelphia hasn't hid its desire to land James, a three-time champion who would instantly make the club a championship contender. But it's also very early in the process.

In 2014, he returned to the Cavaliers after an in-person meeting with team owner Dan Gilbert.

Paul also represents Simmons and James has been complimentary of the Rookie of the Year. Their 16 National Basketball Association titles is second only to the Boston Celtics, and with hall of fame player and former Laker point guard Magic Johnson in charge, the Lakers are as enticing as ever to free agents.

While every team dreams of being ruled by King James, only a few have a legit chance of signing him.

ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the story. It doesn't mean he won't return to the Cavaliers.

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The decision to decline the option for 2018-19 was expected by James because it gives him more options, which includes him re-signing with the Cavs, who can offer him the most money - a five-year, $209 million contract.

The Cavs have the $5.3 million taxpayer's midlevel exception available to them to spend on free agents, which they could offer to one player or try to split between two players in order to offer a slight premium over the veteran's minimum.

Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player James could still sign a new deal with the Cavaliers, the hometown team he led to an NBA crown in 2016 to snap a major sports title drought dating to 1964.

The Cavs, on the other hand, have been mostly operating in the dark. But the Cavaliers assembled a weak supporting cast around James last season and attempted to revamp the team the trade deadline.

League sources also told ESPN the Celtics would want assurances that Leonard would not exercise his player option next summer and stay for just one season before leaving via free agency.

Wine-and-gold vs. Purple-and-gold.

"The Lakers are FOREVER gonna be Kobe's and Magic's team", Embiid wrote, referring to Kobe Bryant and Johnson.

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