Is LeBron planning an Eastern Conference move to the Atlanta Hawks?
The star player of the Los Angeles Lakers, has hinted at potentially joining an Eastern Conference team for the 2024/25 NBA season.
Although he still has two years remaining on his current contract with the Lakers, the last year gives him the option to earn $50 million if he chooses to stay.
However, this might change if his son Bronny is selected in the draft.
LeBron has been vocal about his desire to play alongside his eldest son, and it seems unlikely that he will remain in Los Angeles if Bronny is drafted.
Bronny, who has committed to USC, is expected to enter next year’s draft, and in a recent ESPN mock draft for the 2024 class, he was projected as the No. 17 pick to the Atlanta Hawks.
In response to this prediction, LeBron posted on Instagram, hinting at the possibility of joining the Hawks:
“Wellllll ATL shawty the #JamesGang will be pulling up!”
LeBron James ?? Atlanta Hawks pic.twitter.com/4uwD4JYp26
— Pat Benson (@Pat_Benson_Jr) June 28, 2023
Additionally, there have been rumors of a potential Anthony Davis trade after LeBron reportedly expressed being “done” with him in Los Angeles.
Furthermore, LeBron has mentioned retirement as a possibility, particularly after the Lakers’ elimination from the playoffs this year. However, most people are skeptical about the retirement talk.
Regarding Bronny, the highly rated recruit has committed to USC and will wear his father’s renowned No. 6 jersey. However, it is expected that he will only remain with the program for one season unless the Lakers can somehow facilitate a move to acquire him.
Thus, it is likely that LeBron James will play for another team in 2024.