When LeBron James recruits level guards, he goes for the superstars!
After James teamed up with Stephen Curry for the primary time within the 2021 NBA All-Star Recreation in Atlanta, it was rumored that LeBron needed to make the association extra everlasting ought to Curry decline to signal an extension with the Golden State Warriors and turn out to be a free agent in 2022.
Now, studies have surfaced that James has been eyeing one other celebrity level guard to workforce up with for a while, as former Phoenix Suns normal supervisor Ryan McDonough believes that the four-time NBA MVP tried to recruit Damian Lillard three years in the past.
“LeBron James has recruited celebrity level guards earlier than, who have been beneath contract with one other workforce,” he stated. “We talked about Steph Curry, however LeBron recruited Damian Lillard a couple of years in the past, quietly, behind-the-scenes — I believe it was in 2018 shortly after LeBron signed in LA with the Lakers.
Damian Lillard… is among the finest gamers in your complete league, an MVP candidate, may be very loyal to Portland and the Path Blazers. However LeBron did recruit him, Scal, my sources inform me LeBron reached out to Lillard and stated, ‘Hey, be a part of me in LA and are available play for the Lakers’ and Lillard clearly refused.”
If LeBron tried to recruit Dame within the 2018 season, Lillard’s resolution to hitch the Lakers might have prevented them from ending tenth within the Western Convention with a 37-45 report and James lacking 27 video games.
Nevertheless, that following offseason, the Lakers would land their large celebrity acquisition in celebrity Anthony Davis and go on to win the 2020 NBA Championship.