Out of his league
LeBron would help anyone as a player, but his other demands should concern suitors
No team, even the one that ultimately wins this year's championship, would turn down the chance to get reigning two-time MVP LeBron James, The Player. Aside from being the most dominant physical talent in the NBA, he is a box-office and advertising draw capable of doubling the value of a franchise.
But if getting James, The Player, means having to take on James, The GM, that's a trickier proposition.
To read why signing LeBron could hurt teams in an unexpected way, plus learn about trades he prevented the Cavs from making, you must be an ESPN Insider.
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Some of ESPN Insider's brightest basketball minds break down LeBron James' offseason future from every angle.
May 17: Running Mates
John Hollinger ranks James' best potential teammates with his "LeBron Rating."
May 18: Building around LeBron
David Thorpe outlines the system and types of players LeBron should have at his disposal.
May 19: Out of his league
Ric Bucher argues that while every team wants James, The Player, no team should want James, The GM.
May 20: Cleveland Rocked
Peter Keating forecasts what would happen to the Cavs and Cleveland if LeBron left town.
May 21: The right fit for the King
Chris Broussard ranks LeBron's top five options in free agency.