Sixers' pitch to LeBron includes belief they can acquire Kawhi Leonard

Report: LeBron doesn't have plans to meet with Cavs

Report: LeBron doesn't have plans to meet with Cavs

The Lakers are hoping they can persuade him to sign with them and return them to glory.

ESPN also reports the 76ers have also made an offer for Leonard, with Philadelphia only having to make small adjustments to their roster to have enough cash in the kitty to offer James a max contract.

So I'm not saying the Sixers should give up on going after LeBron James but they probably have a better chance at getting Kawhi Leonard. On Sunday, at 12:01 a.m. eastern (11:01 p.m. central Saturday), James will be an unrestricted free agent, and agent Rich Paul is expected to contact several teams with the Lakers and Cavs atop his list.

Earlier this week, Basketball Society's Brandon "Scoop B" Robinson reported the LeBron James would utilize his platform the Uninterrupted to make his free agency decision.

A good way of thinking about this: If James had chosen to stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers, it would be a relatively safe call.

The Leonard saga is far from over it seems, and will continue into the first week of July. With a desire to play in Los Angeles, the Lakers were trying to get Kawhi from the Spurs. In addition to offering James the ability to write the next chapter of a remarkable career in the spotlight of Los Angeles, they have considerable cap space and the flexibility to remake their squad in line with their new star's wishes.

He could still re-sign with Cleveland, although the strong current from national media is James appears ready to move again.

With Kawhi Leonard forcing himself out of San Antonio, the Spurs are looking to get some value out of this trade package, which would include Lakers young core.

James, 33, is coming off one of his finest campaigns as a pro in his 15th season. The Lakers would be giving up a lot of their young core and future stars but ultimately, setting themselves ahead to be favorites to take out the 2018-19 championship and de-throne the Warriors.

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