NBA personality predicts where LeBron James will sign if he leaves Los Angeles Lakers

If LeBron James does end up leaving the Los Angeles Lakers, an NBA personality may have signaled where his next - and perhaps final stop - could be.

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A popular NBA personality predicts where LeBron James will sign next if he does end up leaving the Los Angeles Lakers.

Heading into the final stretch of the 2023-24 NBA regular season and then into the playoffs, there is much at stake for the Los Angeles Lakers. After electing not to make a move at the NBA Trade Deadline, the pressure has certainly risen for the team to make a strong move in the West standings over the last 26 games of the season.

Currently ranked 9th in the West, there's no guarantee they'll be able to make that big jump in the conference. And if the team does falter over the last couple of months of the season, and into the playoffs, there are likely going to be some big decisions that will have to be made - the biggest of which revolving around LeBron James.

With the opportunity to opt out of his contract with the Lakers, LeBron will have the ball in his court when it comes to his future heading into the offseason. The overwhelming belief is that the Lakers will prioritize making a big move in the summer, making way for LeBron to re-sign. However, if he doesn't, Fox Sports personality Nick Wright believes that there's one team that makes the most sense for LeBron, and it's the Miami Heat.

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To add to this "prediction" by Wright, I'm sure no one will overreact to a video of LeBron sidestepping a question of whether he misses Miami, while also adding that his wife misses the city of Miami. It's another possible tea leave to where LeBron could end up if he does leave the Lakers.

At least for now, it's entirely too early to tell what LeBron will do during the offseason. Playing out the final year of his contract can't be counted out either. At this point, the expectation has to be that LeBron is likely going to either play out his contract with the Lakers or re-sign with them on another short deal.

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But, if he were to entertain the possibility of leaving in free agency or at least explore other options, the Heat has to be considered near the top of that list. At this point in his career, there aren't many teams in the league that could consider themselves a LeBron piece away from being a champion. The Heat very much is.