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310Casper
07-15-2008, 11:37 AM
I know he's most likely going to play for the New York Knicks or the Brooklyn Nets in 2010, but will there be any effort on the part of the Lakers FO to try and get King James that year? I mean, by that time, Kobe will be going on 33 and we will know weather or not Bynum panned our or not, Phil Jackson might be gone as well, things will be much different. Kobe wont last forever as our superstar and we will eventually need a new superstar, what is the LA Lakers without a superstar? I'm sure Lebron would love to play in LA as well and be our next superstar.

So this might be stretching a bit, but what do you guys think the chances of Lebron wearing purple & gold in 2010 are? On a scale of 1%-100%.

static_inferno
07-15-2008, 11:45 AM
i doubt it. look at our payroll now we'll be paying for Pau, Bynum (after getting his extension), Luke (if not yet traded), Vladimir (if not yet traded), Kobe (after signing a new contract), and not to mention our young players who will get new contracts.

Vegasguy80
07-15-2008, 11:51 AM
Nope. Wouldn't think about it.

bdalakerdude32
07-15-2008, 11:55 AM
Like 5%

itzDarOc
07-15-2008, 11:56 AM
Ummmm... the answer is NO! but the clippers might be :)

BYBLOS88
07-15-2008, 12:02 PM
i say like 30% because the lakers are crazy like that, they have there way with whoever they want and i love it!!

purplen'gold81
07-15-2008, 12:04 PM
I doubt it happening, but then again anything is possible. How crazy would it be to have Lebron play along side Kobe for 1 full season.

socalpkrbkr
07-15-2008, 12:41 PM
1% think about the payroll:speechless:

Spridge 76
07-15-2008, 12:42 PM
10%, and only by Sign and Trade
The Cavs can't let him walk for nothing so we have a chance

Zefflin
07-15-2008, 12:50 PM
0%

Lebron won't want to try to follow Kobe's career.

cambovenzi
07-15-2008, 12:53 PM
i dont see him agreeing to a sign and trade.
when he can just sign with the nets or knicks, and not hurt the team by giving up players for him.

GREATNESS ONE
07-15-2008, 12:56 PM
IF I am not mistaken gr824 you can reassure me .... Nike has something in LeBrons contract saying if he goes to a big market he will get something like a 100 million dollar bonus.

GREATNESS ONE
07-15-2008, 12:56 PM
I think it was LA,CHI,NY

LA_Raiders
07-15-2008, 12:57 PM
No $....

gr824
07-15-2008, 01:11 PM
I know he's most likely going to play for the New York Knicks or the Brooklyn Nets in 2010, but will there be any effort on the part of the Lakers FO to try and get King James that year? I mean, by that time, Kobe will be going on 33 and we will know weather or not Bynum panned our or not, Phil Jackson might be gone as well, things will be much different. Kobe wont last forever as our superstar and we will eventually need a new superstar, what is the LA Lakers without a superstar? I'm sure Lebron would love to play in LA as well and be our next superstar.

So this might be stretching a bit, but what do you guys think the chances of Lebron wearing purple & gold in 2010 are? On a scale of 1%-100%.

Oh, let's say the number is 3% ... :shrug:

The Lakers, as of now, stand to be paying four players [ Bryant, Gasol, Walton, and Radmanovic ] nearly $55 million in salary for the 2010-2011 season; I am reasonably certain the Salary Cap will be no higher than, say, $65 million or so for that year [ unless the CBA is changed drastically in the interim :eyebrow: ]. That means the Lakers will surely be over the Cap once they have committed to the ten or eleven other players they will have to have signed in order to function for that season. That would make it impossible to give James a 'max' FA contract.

So, either James would have to come to L. A. for the MLE, which would never happen -- unless, say, injuries turn him into a 'shell' of his current self -- or he would need to demand to be traded only to the Lakers ... AND Cleveland would then have to exhibit great kindness and comply with James' wishes.

I will not be holding my breath ... And you should not either ...

NDP1981
07-15-2008, 01:16 PM
Not enough cap space will be available.....unless James wants to come for cheap and win a ring just like Payton and Malone did! What? Wait a minute, They didn't win a ring that year...ugh.

gr824
07-15-2008, 01:22 PM
IF I am not mistaken gr824 you can reassure me .... Nike has something in LeBrons contract saying if he goes to a big market he will get something like a 100 million dollar bonus.


I think it was LA,CHI,NY

I believe you are correct. LeBron's contract does have a major media market clause that calls for a substantial bonus to be paid should he wind up in L. A. or New York [ and I think Chicago is in there, too, though don't quote me on that ]. The figure I heard associated with that clause was $100+ million, so, as far I know, you are correct on that score as well ... :nod:

:D :D :D

AllTheWay
07-15-2008, 01:31 PM
Kobe and Lamar would have to be gone, and then we would still have Paus contract plus Bynum if we give him an extension.

Not to mention Luke and Vladimir

It was possible before the Pau trade....Very Very unlikely now

Brooke
07-15-2008, 01:32 PM
Nope. I doubt it

LA Mets Fan
07-15-2008, 03:14 PM
0% LeBron would rather go to East Coast and New York is his #1 destination if he were to leave Cleveland. Cavs may do a trade with Lakers in his walk year just spite LeBron but other than that I don't see that happening.

KB24L4Life
07-15-2008, 04:11 PM
-1% Lol

CowboysKB24
07-15-2008, 04:32 PM
2%.

The Lakers would love to have him especially when Kobe is on his way out but does Kobe want that? No...LeBron taking his place once he retires..not at all. Plus the cash and who knows how good the Lakers will be then.

Storch
07-15-2008, 04:55 PM
yeah bring lebron to la. besides he has a new idol now and would wear number 8 instead of 23. =]

Vinylman
07-15-2008, 05:16 PM
word on the street is that he is gonna sign with the Lakers for the mle for 5 years :clap:

G-Funk
07-15-2008, 05:30 PM
We're going to be champions that year.

ARMIN12NBA
07-15-2008, 08:43 PM
I know he's most likely going to play for the New York Knicks or the Brooklyn Nets in 2010, but will there be any effort on the part of the Lakers FO to try and get King James that year? I mean, by that time, Kobe will be going on 33 and we will know weather or not Bynum panned our or not, Phil Jackson might be gone as well, things will be much different. Kobe wont last forever as our superstar and we will eventually need a new superstar, what is the LA Lakers without a superstar? I'm sure Lebron would love to play in LA as well and be our next superstar.

So this might be stretching a bit, but what do you guys think the chances of Lebron wearing purple & gold in 2010 are? On a scale of 1%-100%.

The chances are very low because of cap space restrictions. Kobe can opt out next year and Lamar Odom could walk and if the Lakers let them then they could have cap space for 2010, but I doubt the Lakers would risk losing those two for a chance of getting Lebron.

Another way could be a trade. Almost like the Gasol deal. If the Cavs feel like Lebron is going to walk and they don't want him to stay in the East then they could trade him at the deadline, which is also unlikely.

BTW, Kobe will be 31 in 2010 so he will still be in the prime of his career.

LakerzDQ
07-15-2008, 09:43 PM
2%.

it's not completely impossible, but I can't imagine it happening.

Shawh
07-15-2008, 09:48 PM
I honestly can't see it happening... Ugh, I hate that nickname, "King James".

Tapptout
07-16-2008, 02:50 PM
15-25 percent. Depends if we can get rid of some contracts, if Bynum doesnt pan out we have a better chance at making a push for him.