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Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers defends LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat during the NBA game at Staples Center on December 25, 2010 in Los Angeles.
ESPN reported Thursday that as Kobe Bryant prepares to exit the NBA in a few years that the Lakers are manuevering to get themselves a new leader. Who better than LeBron James?
"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 website wrote this morning.
Bryant, 32, has repeatedly said that he only expects to play in the league until his contract is up in June of 2014, which just happens to be when King James could become a free agent.
The speculation of LBJ to the LAL sped through Twitter faster than 6-foot-8-inch forward driving the lane. But, surprisingly, there was very little support of the possible monster deal if the Lakers could make salary cap room available two years from now.
Here is a sampling of what was said online: