For a while, it seemed LeBron James‘ finalists in free agency last summer were the Lakers, Cavaliers, 76ers and Rockets.
LeBron obviously signed with the Lakers. Cleveland remains special to him. His agent met with Philadelphia.
And then there’s Houston.
Dave McMenamin of ESPN:
The Rockets – led by Chris Paul – reportedly recruited LeBron hard.
But LeBron reportedly previously said he didn’t like Houston as a city, and at this point, it’s impossible escape lifestyle as a key consideration for the superstar. He clearly enjoys Los Angeles.
I doubt LeBron regrets dropping the Rockets from consideration early. The main appeal would have been their direction path to championship contention, but they’ve been the NBA’s most disappointing team this season.
Which makes it even easier for LeBron to dismiss his Houston consideration.