Report: LeBron James camp ‘pessimistic’ about teaming up with star free agent
We’ve been hearing about potential Paul George-LeBron James alliances for quite a while now, but with free agency only weeks away, that possibility is looking less likely than ever.
According to Sam Amick of USA Today, James’ camp is becoming increasingly pessimistic about the chances of playing with George, as optimism is growing in the Oklahoma City Thunder camp about their chances of retaining the star forward.
George is said to love the environment in Oklahoma City and has a good relationship with both coach Billy Donovan and star guard Russell Westbrook, making it seem less likely that he’ll want to leave.
George has fueled James-related speculation before, but it does sound like it’s growing unlikely that he’ll leave. If he does, the conventional wisdom would still favor the Los Angeles Lakers as the team with the best chance of prying him away.