LeBron James is on the market, but—if you're an NBA GM—don’t even bother picking up the phone unless you’re willing to make a full-ask offer. According to a report from ESPN, sources close to LeBron are saying that The King isn't interested in anything less than the maximum salary next season, which makes acquiring the 4x MVP complicated for cash-strapped "frontrunners" like the Bulls, Cavs, and Rockets.
Of course, if the "Big 3" are staying together, then there's only so many ways that $55M can be divided, particularly if over $22M is going to LeBron.
Bron opting out is just a leadership ploy. Now Bosh and Wade gotta do the same and take a paycut. Cuz Bron isnt. And he shouldn't.— D'Brickashaw (@DragonflyJonez) June 24, 2014
LBJ will purportedly begin his search for a new contract on Tuesday, when NBA free agency officially begins. For more on this story, check out the video above.