3 potential LeBron James landing spots were he to bolt in free agency

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2. Philadelphia 76ers

Before James signed with the Lakers as a free agent in 2018, he strongly considered joining the Philadelphia 76ers. He was intrigued by the possibility of teaming up with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. Simmons is long gone, but Embiid has since developed into a league MVP and the Sixers have a better running mate for him in Tyrese Maxey. Philly is better than it was in 2018.

The Sixers also called the Lakers about the availability of James at the trade deadline and like the Warriors before them, the Lakers' bluntly said James was not going to be moved. Sixers executive Daryl Morey is never shy about making a big swing and just because the team said no the first time, does not mean he won’t ask again. His pursuit of James Harden is a prime example of that.

James has clearly been the apple of Philly’s eye for years now. He almost signed with them in 2018 as a free agent. Now with the team has a great duo in Maxey and Embiid, the Sixers look very attractive to James. He could go back to the Eastern Conference, where he dominated for decades and have two young studs next to him as well.