When it comes to keeping LeBron in Cleveland, it's all about the supporting cast around him and how far he can possibly bring them.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are facing a major offseason right now, following a loss in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors for the 2nd consecutive year and for the 3rd time in the past 4 seasons. But LeBron couldn't be outdone by 13-year-old Bronny.
Harden, 28, led the league in scoring last season when he averaged 30.4 points per game.
Always one to pride himself on efficiency, James shot 54.2 percent from the field and 36.7 percent from three-point range.
Tristan Thompson and JR Smith were awful in both ends of the hardwood all season long except for some stretches, while Kyle Korver and George Hill aren't getting any younger and would be better off elsewhere.
The King can either opt-in to the final year of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, or decline the option and take his talents to a different team.
With his 31-point, 12-rebound, 11-assist showing in a 129-123 win over the Brooklyn Nets at Quicken Loans Arena in late February, James made National Basketball Association history, becoming the first player ever to surpass the 30,000-point, 8,000-rebound and 8,000-assist plateaus in his career.
As arguably the top two players in the National Basketball Association, it's hard to fathom James and Durant joining forces.
That's all we've got at the minute, but it's the most progress we've had in a year or so. He has a great thing going, two titles to defend, and he is only one ring shy of catching James.
The possibility of James and Leonard teaming up with the Lakers does not appear to be directed by the two of them communicating with each other. The deadline for players to opt out of their contracts is Friday, and the official start to free agency is Sunday.