As LeBron James' free agency approaches, the suitors for his services are beginning to come clear. The Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs, and of course, the Cleveland Cavaliers, are each expected to make serious runs at signing James when he can opt out of his contract this summer.
But while it might seem easier to list the teams that wouldn't be interested in signing the 4-time MVP this summer, there's one potential landing spot that seems more far-fetched from the rest. After all, there's no way James would leave the Cavs for their biggest rivals, the Golden State Warriors -- right?
Nevertheless, earlier this year, ESPN's Chris Haynes reported James would be willing to meet with the Warriors once he hit the free agent market. Stephen A. Smith has since said similar, going as far to state the meeting would take place.
Many, however, remain skeptical of such signing taking place. Among those doubting James will join the Warriors: Golden State star forward Kevin Durant.
"I just don't think that'll happen, man," Durant told Jimmy Kimmel on Monday night. "I don't want to go there. Somebody's listening who's going to write something. I don't know. I'll stay on my side."
While James' future destination remains in question, Durant has made his plans for the summer clear. Although the 2-time Finals MVP can also opt out of his contract in the coming weeks, he's already made it clear that he intends on re-signing with the Warriors.
And he doesn't expect James to join him.