The Lakers called LeBron James‘ agent Rich Paul early this morning, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPNLosAngeles.com (on Twitter). James, of course, will not be taking face-to-face meetings with teams at this time and is allowing Paul to handle talks with teams.
While there is a growing belief in league circles that James will wind up returning to the Heat, that’s not going to stop teams from building ambitious plans to make a run at the top player in the NBA. James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh will field pitches from other clubs this week, but they’ll reportedly wait to hear what Pat Riley has in mind before getting in advanced talks with anyone else.
Bosh and Wade might take pay cuts to make things work in Miami, but James reportedly is only interested in a max deal.