- Ric Bucher, NBA Reporter, ESPN The Magazine Senior Writer
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.
Signing LeBron James would be a huge financial boon for any franchise. But taking on LeBron James, The GM, as a result, might be more than any team bargained for. His influence in the front office has hurt the Cavs, sources say.