Warriors Owner Joe Lacob expressed interest in acquiring LeBron James

NBA insider Baxter Holmes of ESPN reported that Joe Lacob, the owner of the Golden State Warriors, expressed interest in acquiring LeBron James from the Los Angeles Lakers during this year’s trade deadline. Lacob, in consultation with Draymond Green, explored the possibility of trading for LeBron, who shares the same agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports Group, as Green. Lacob emphasized his commitment to winning, stating, “We just want to win. We want to be the best, and we’re going to try whatever tactic it takes to get there.” He affirmed that the team’s goal is not to merely exist but to strive for excellence. Should LeBron become an unrestricted free agent by declining his 2024-25 player option with the Lakers, worth $51.4 million, the Warriors are expected to pursue him again, according to a source cited by Hoops Wire.

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The Lakers and Warriors currently hold the ninth and tenth positions, respectively, in the Western Conference standings, both experiencing disappointing seasons. This prompted Lacob’s pursuit of a major trade for LeBron James. As a 20-time All-Star, LeBron has maintained impressive stats this season, averaging 24.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 7.8 assists, with notable shooting percentages. Despite his absence due to a left ankle injury, the Warriors are set to face the Lakers tonight. According to NBA insider Brian Windhorst of ESPN, LeBron is optimistic that the treatment on his injured ankle will allow him to finish the season on a stronger note.





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