Shocking LeBron-76ers Rumor Proves Philly is All-In This Offseason

The Philadelphia 76ers shockingly emerge as a potential suitor for LeBron James.
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The Philadelphia 76ers are going to be one of the most active teams in the offseason. Armed with a ton of cap space and solid draft assets, general manager Daryl Morey will surely not leave any stone unturned in his quest to turn this roster into a championship-level group.

With that objective in mind, the Sixers are expected to be aggressive in the free-agent market. Upcoming free agents like Paul George and OG Anunoby have been linked to Philadelphia recently but the latest rumor will have Sixers fans on the edge of their seats.

According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Sixers will seriously consider LeBron James, who is likely opting out of the final season of his contract to hit unrestricted free agency.

LeBron-Sixers Rumor Proves Philly is All-In This Offseason

Pompey reports that the Sixers "have their eyes" on max-level players this summer. He confirms that Paul George is the priority but if that doesn't work out, LeBron James is a possibility for the Sixers.

"The Sixers do have their eyes on other lucrative-salary impact players just in case they don’t get George. That’s why they also are looking at potential free agents like the Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James and New York Knicks forward OG Anunoby."

Keith Pompey, The Philadelphia Inquirer

As exciting as that sounds, it's worth noting that it is unlikely. There has been little buzz surrounding James' desire to leave Los Angeles. For all intents and purposes, he seems happy in LA as he gets to decide on the franchise's next head coach and likely gets an opportunity to play with his son Bronny.

The Sixers certainly have the cap space to give James the contract he desires. There are no significant contracts on the Sixers' books for the 2024-25 season. They will give a max deal to Tyrese Maxey to be sure, but that would still allow Philadelphia to fit LeBron's contract.

A Maxey-LeBron-Embiid trio will bring the Sixers closer to a championship than they have been over the last two decades but we are yet to see a sign that the 39-year-old superstar has any interest in playing in Philadelphia.

Regardless of whether James becomes a Sixer, this rumor proves that Philly is going all-in this summer and we can't wait to see what's in store.

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