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The NBA Finals have yet to tip off but that hasn’t stopped the rumor mill from churning about LeBron James, as it has pretty much all season.
James, who will lead the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Golden State Warriors in the Finals for a fourth consecutive season starting tonight at Oracle Arena, has a $35.6 million player option he is expected to decline and become an unrestricted free agent.
According to Marc Stein of The New York Times, Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul, a close friend of James, is already recruiting him to join him in Houston.
Per Stein’s weekly newsletter:
Rest assured that the Rockets’ understandably devastated Chris Paul — who made a fast exit from Toyota Center late Monday night after being forced to watch the biggest game of his life from the bench because of his hamstring injury — has already begun his recruitment of James to Houston.