James, instead, is focused on the present, and "will handle my summer situation when my summer get here".
"The first thing I did was start laughing, actually", James said. And then I thought about it.
"I don't even think that's even close to being a true story", Durant said. It's a discredit to my teammates and the coaching staff here.
So let the months of speculation and rumors continue as we wait to see if one of the best teams in National Basketball Association history throw their names into the James sweepstakes.
James, in this season, earns $33.2 million and is slated to pocket $35.6 million next year, which he is reported to decline via a player option clause in the contract. Instead, the intrigue mostly seems to come from James' desire to be in a stable, winning culture, something the Cleveland Cavaliers haven't exactly exuded this season.
LeBron James could meet with Golden State Warriors during free-agency. LeBron never said that and I don't like even saying that it feels like ... But, for this to happen, the Warriors will have to strip their roster and part ways with some of their key players. I didn't say nothing about it yesterday.
I've already looked at some of the possible ulterior motives for this story coming about with just a week before the trade deadline, and what type of message LeBron wanted to send with this story.
"This is my focus".
"Anything else about this team, I can answer it good, bad or ugly". Given his team's current status right now, which is where James does now want it to be in, it may just be a huge and obvious hint to his current team, the Cleveland Cavaliers.
"I have no reaction, really", Lue said about the rumor. "I know how it works".
"He's gotta get No. 23 from [Draymond Green]", he said.
For starters, the Warriors have no chance to sign James outright as a free agent due to their current payroll. He made his "decision" to leave the Cavs and sign with the Miami Heat.
Last June, Chris Paul notified the Clippers that he was not planning to sign with them as a free agent. He was a free agent in 2015 and 2016 again and re-signed with the Cavs both times.
The possibility is far from guaranteed, but James is open to hear what they have to pitch. "There are 30 teams right now that at the end of the day probably want to sit down with me at the end of the season, right?"
"We came in and had a hell of a practice today".
A lot of things will have to fall into place before this can happen.
We've all heard the rumours of LeBron James heading to LA, or teaming up with CP3 and James Harden in Houston. 'Where's he going to end up?
LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers yells at Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California.