LeBron James has not yet made his free agency decision, but he isn't interested in hearing elaborate pitches from potential suitors, per a Monday report from Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. LeBron and his team feel confident they can make their decision without much external input.
That's the exact reason James Harden doesn't plan to attempt to sell LeBron on joining the Rockets. Per a new interview with the Los Angeles Times, Harden doesn't believe he could do much to sway King James.
"Honestly, like, what, LeBron's about to be in his 16th year in the league?" Harden asked. "I don't think there's anybody that can persuade him to go where he wants to go. I think it's all up to him at this place in his career. He's got three championships. It's about business, it's about family for him. Whether he wants to go to Houston or L.A. or stay in Cleveland, no GM, no friend, nobody can persuade him other than maybe his kids and his wife. Whatever he decides to do, he'll do it."
"Nah," Harden said. "Him and Chris are really tight. As a friend, him and Chris are really good friends. I don't think they talk about him coming to Houston. I think they talk about basketball and if LeBron wants to say, 'Hey, I'm thinking about coming your way,' then that's a discussion we can have. I don't think they talk about it."
ESPN's Brian Windhorst recently said, during an appearance on the Lowe Post, he expects LeBron to announce his decision before July 4.