It seems that the Lakers and LeBron James might not be on the same page about the future of the team.
On Wednesday (AEST), an interview with the team’s owner, Jeanie Buss, made it clear that she’s committed to a long-term future with James. Meanwhile, in a separate interview James said that he’s watching other teams’ future first-round picks.
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While discussing James re-signing with the Lakers on a two-year $AUD141 million contract extension, Buss told The Athletic that “it’s a priority to the Laker brand that he retire a Laker.”
But James, a four-time NBA champion who led the Lakers to a title in the 2020 NBA bubble season, told Sports Illustrated that he’s “paying attention” to future first-round picks to possibly play with his sons if they decide to…