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Los Angeles Lakers Rumors: Lakers Making A Run For LeBron In 2014, According To Simmons

By Staff Reporter, Posted: 01/24/13 07:12AM EST

With another loss -- this time to the Grizzlies -- yesterday night, it's looking more and more likely that this Los Angeles Lakers season is a lost cause. While reports are surfacing that the team held a pregame meeting to address their various issues, including Dwight Howard's supposed frustrations with playing alongside Kobe Bryant, and the rumor that Howard may be traded, Bill Simmons, perhaps the most famous and connected sportswriter today, dropped a bombshell.

The Los Angeles Lakers are hesitant to take on contracts that go beyond 2013 because they want to make a run for LeBron James

Yes, this is just a rumor for now, but let's not forget just how connected Simmons is. Not only does he have a widely-read website backed by ESPN, he lives in Los Angeles, attends both Lakers and Clippers games regularly, and he does the NBA countdown show alongside Magic Johnson. He's someone who hangs around NBA players and executives often. 

Heck, he even interviewed President Obama last year. 

Here's exactly what Simmons wrote:

"OK, here's the fun part: Unless Howard pushes his way out of town in the next few weeks, we know they're definitely dealing Pau even though they've murdered 50 percent of his trade value. But we also know they're vehemently opposed to adding any non-Howard salary beyond the 2013-14 season because their delusional legacy-kid owner, Jimmy Buss, wants to make a run at LeBron James. (And if you didn't know that, well, I just told you. And it's true.)"

We reported two weeks ago that the Cavaliers are already saving cap space to make a run at LeBron in 2014, so it's not unlikely that the Lakers would do the same. 

All of this, of course, hinges on James opting out of his contract in 2014. While James has expressed nothing but love for Miami, with Dwyane Wade's declining health and the Heat looking like they're going through struggles, James might just decide to take his talent elsewhere come July 2014, aka the Summer of LeBron, part two. 

Read More:

Could LeBron Return to Cleveland?

Dwight Howard Unhappy in Lakerland?

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