The NBA offseason hasn’t officially begun, but that apparently hasn’t stopped Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James from getting started on recruiting some new teammates for the 2019-20 season.
According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, James is already busy working to convince other talented players in the league to join him in Los Angeles to chase a title for the purple and gold.
“From what I understand, he has already begun the recruiting process,” Windhorst said. “I’ve heard he has had contact with Kawhi Leonard. I’ve heard he has had contact with Jimmy Butler. There is no tampering enforcement by players. … The thing about it is, I don’t know if texts and calls and maybe a dinner with LeBron is enough for the Lakers to overcome the hurdles that they’re going to have.”
Windhorst also brought up possible trade targets for the Lakers, including Bradley Beal and DeMar DeRozan.
You can watch his entire “Pardon the Interruption” appearance below.
Windhorst isn’t the only NBA insider to report on James’ recruiting efforts.