Perhaps the Houston Rockets could accommodate him, as their aging stars have taken two runs at the Golden State Warriors without yet upending those basketball artistes. And there is Portland, whose Trail Blazers discovered again that an offense led by two guards is a talent-limited proposition. The Utah Jazz have tried to clamber up the cliff wall of the playoffs for several years running and may welcome James’s hand on the climbing rope.
James and his wishes will of course play a considerable role here. He spent his glory years in Miami walking South Beach with all the delights that suggests. He returned to his home state and won a championship for the Cleveland Cavaliers and gained immunity against the grumblers in his native woods.
Then he turned his eyes to Los Angeles and Hollywood and the glittering Pacific, and surprise