"LeBron ain’t trying to come to Houston, he wants to be in L.A.”
The NBA free agency period, which officially begins on July 1, will be all about LeBron James as the 4x MVP's decision will dramatically impact several teams, including his current team, the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Multiple reports suggest that the Los Angeles Lakers are among the teams most likely to land LeBron this summer, especially once it was revealed that his oldest son, LeBron James Jr., had enrolled at to Sierra Canyon, which is located just outside of Los Angeles.
Adding more fuel to the rumors that LeBron is heading West, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith says Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul has been telling people that 'Bron prefers L.A. over H-Town. “Chris Paul is telling folks LeBron ain’t trying to come to Houston, he wants to be in L.A.,” Smith said on his podcast.
Just last week, Akron Beacon Journal reporter Marla Ridenour said that LeBron "does not like Houston as a city."
“I heard this from his own lips when we were in Houston this season,” Ridenour told ESPN Radio (around the 37:00 mark here, H/T Yahoo Sports). “He does not like Houston as a city. So, that would require him moving to a place that he’s not crazy about.”
Before LeBron officially enters free agency, he'll first have to inform the Cavs by June 29 whether or not he intends to opt out of his contract.