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Arnab Bose

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LeBron James Planning To Join Saudi Arabian Basketball Force Amid Recent MEGA Migration?

LeBron James will be 39 next December. This year, he completed twenty seasons in the NBA. Currently, he is getting ready for his 21st season in the NBA. Moreover, the Los Angeles Lakers need him to stay healthy and play as many games as possible if they want to win the next season. King James, along with his commander-in-chief, Anthony Davis, helped the Lakers win their 17th title back in 2020. Since then, the LA side has failed miserably owing to injury concerns of both Davis and James.

Last year, the leading all-time scorer suffered a tendon injury that kept him out of playing time for almost a month. But he returned to help Anthony Davis lead the Lakers into the Western Conference Finals. However, he is currently in Saudi Arabia. Moreover, many NBA players reacted with amazement to the lucrative contracts of these soccer stars, and LeBron James was one of them. Some players even joked that they would move to Saudi Arabia if they got such lucrative offers. Hence, the question arises: Is King James planning to move to the Middle East to get himself one of these lucrative contracts?

   

Is LeBron James Planning To Move To Saudi Arabia Like CR7?

LeBron James
LeBron James Source: Sports Illustrated

He is already a billionaire and the first active NBA player to be so. Recently, in a Saudi basketball Twitter account, a video showed LeBron James coming out of a building. And security surrounding him while he moved towards the car. Later, Ball Don’t Lie retweeted that video. It clearly suggests that LeBron James has keen interest to know about the basketball scene of Saudi Arabia. But the Lakers head coach is sure that James is coming back for the next season. Darvin Ham mentioned in July that the most valuable asset of his team will stay intact!

Moreover, the Saudi basketball association has not disclosed anything related to why James is in their nation. But they posted a photo on Twitter that showed LeBron James was in Riyadh holding a clinic for young aspiring sportstars. Many top sportspersons of the modern times are moving to the Middle East because of high income. Mainly, the top soccer players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Karim Benzema, Sadio Mane, and so on have all moved to Saudi Arabia.

Lakers Will Need The King To Stay Healthy For The Next Season

LeBron James
LeBron James Source: Newsweek

The Lakers really turned things around last season. From almost missing the postseason to reaching the WCF was a big turnaround. All thanks to the new roster, the Laker’s front office was able to build around the mid-season trade deadline and the leadership of AD. Next season, the LA side will need everything to go according to plan if they want to win their 18th title, with LeBron James wearing the purple and gold jersey.

There have been a lot of speculations regarding the future of the all-time leading scorer. After the humiliating end of the WCF last season, James hinted at his retirement twice. But then decided to come back. As he believed he still had a lot more to give to the game of basketball. He really wants to win his 5th championship ring with the Los Angeles Lakers.