LeBron’s Manifest Destiny
LeBron James in a Lakers uniform next season? It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds
LeBron James thought he’d be able to bring a title to Cleveland in one year.
…And he wasn’t far off, two games to be exact.
With a healthy Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, it’s conceivable the Cavs, not the Warriors, would have hoisted the Larry O’Brien trophy game six in Cleveland. The sped-up reclamation plan of LBJ’s home state’s beloved basketball franchise would’ve come to fruition less than 10 months after he took on the role of the Sixth City’s prodigal son. And Cleveland’s half-century championship drought would’ve been quenched with a confetti shower.
James, then, would be free to move on— to finally unshackle himself from the moribund NBA Eastern Conference and move to Los Angeles—you know: manifest destiny, multiple titles, letting the league know someone still wants to play with…
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