The Los Angeles Lakers are laughably irrelevant at the moment so naturally they’re drawing up grand plan in their state if delusion. It doesn’t get anymore delusional than thinking you can land LeBron James in the state the Lakers are in, yet that’s exactly what they plan on doing and more.
Not only are the Lakers going to try and pursue LeBron James, which is hilarious, but they’re also trying pair him with Carmelo Anthony — even more hilarious.
The slow pace of the Lakers’ coaching search that began April 30 when Mike D’Antoni resigned has been timed deliberately with the upcoming free agency period in the NBA, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Specifically, the idea that the Lakers could beat the odds and land the likes of the Heat’s LeBron James, the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony or any of the other superstars who may be free agents on July 1 has led the Lakers to plod through their process so as to not limit their potential options. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the search.
That’s right, the Los Angeles Lakers not only want to get LeBron James but are convinced that by somehow not hiring a head coach, that will convince him that he needs to sign with them.
Honestly though, that GIF could have just been the entire post because the Lakers are making a lot of people giggle with this idea.
The fact of the matter is, the Lakers have zero chance of signing LeBron and if he goes to Los Angeles to play basketball it will either be for fun or for the Clippers. That’s likely going to be the case for every single free agent on the market as Los Angeles is no longer a free agent destination and LeBron won’t be going there.