Sixers made an offer for Kawhi Leonard

Sixers made an offer for Kawhi Leonard

Sixers made an offer for Kawhi Leonard

"I think the people's MVP was definitely James, but the NBA MVP was definitely Bron".

The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the top contenders to land San Antonio Spurs All-Star Kawhi Leonard in a trade this offseason, and the "pressure is mounting" for them to make that happen, according to an ESPN report. The team did not make a hard push to trade for him previous year because of that thought, which could now backfire in more ways than one. Though the situation differed in some ways (Irving had two years remaining on his contract, not one), the now former Cleveland Cavaliers star hadn't considered Boston a primary choice amongst possible destinations.

The Spurs and Lakers have reopened trade discussions for Kawhi Leonard, according to ESPN.

Making things even trickier is that James wants to make a quick decision about where he's headed next once free agency begins on July 1, per ESPN. Both players have been rumored to be interested in leaving their current teams, while there have also been reports that they are strongly considering staying with those teams.

Rumors have been swirling that he will join the Los Angeles Lakers, the only serious contender for his services with the cap space to sign both him and another max free agent.

It's obvious that the relationship between Kyrie Irving and LeBron James became strained at one point in time. They're doing enough research to suggest that he's going to be willing to take that plunge and let the roster come together. The executive pointed out a similar dynamic played out "in Cleveland four years ago", when James very publicly declared he would leave the Heat for the Cavs, after which the latter team made a blockbuster trade for Kevin Love.

The Lakers hoped to lure James and George in free agency, which would give them more leverage in Leonard trade talks - or simply for the ability to wait until next year to sign Leonard. The only problem is that the initial conversations between the two teams did not go well, the network previously reported. That's because 13-year-old "Bronny", a highly regarded basketball player in OH, is very "likely" to enroll at a prestigious Los Angeles high school, according to a TMZ Sports report Wednesday, although it's apparently "not a done deal".

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