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Lebron James To Play For The Lakers? With Kobe’s Retirement Looming, The King Could Come To L.A.

Lebron James already has his ring but if he’s looking to start a dynasty, well, what better place than Los Angeles? Several sources reported today that The King could find himself in a Los Angeles Lakers jersey in 2014.

The Lakers’ star, Kobe Bryant, has said that he only has a few years left in the NBA . When Kobe hangs it up the Lakers could find some room for King James.

ESPN writes:

“Several teams’ executives have told ESPN.com they believe the Lakers are positioning themselves to make a run at LeBron James in 2014, when the Miami Heat star can choose to become a free agent.”

The Lakers will have a lot of money available to use to sign some superstar talent in 2014. In addition to Kobe Bryan’t s $30 million contact ending in July 2013, the Lakers will also be done paying million dollar contracts for Pau Gasol, Metta World Peace, Steve Blake and Jordan Hill.

An anonymous NBA GM told ESPN:

“It’s not a mistake that all those deals end the same year Kobe’s does. They have probably been planning for their next phase for a while. The Busses and [Lakers GM] Mitch [Kupchak] are always thinking about the next big deal.”

Of course, 2014 is a long way away. Kobe’s contract is ending soon but the Lakers’ star may decide to stick around another year or two. James has also won a championship in Miami and he may decide to build his dynasty in South Beach.

What do you think? Will Lebron James his talents to Los Angeles?