Lakers star LeBron Jame has recruited teammates throughout his entire career. James tried to get Ray Allen, Joe Johnson, Michael Redd and Chris Bosh to join him in Cleveland during his first stint with the Cavaliers but it never worked.
“A lot of people didn’t want to come to Cleveland, let me just throw that out there,” James told Nichols. “I tried to recruit so many guys to come to Cleveland, and we actually had — I had — a couple guys and it just didn’t work out.”
Makes sense though, just weather wise. Majority of athletes would much rather play in a warmer City than a cold city. And those warmer cities are normally bigger markets as well.
LeBron added on getting players to come to Miami.
“It wasn’t hard getting guys in Miami, I’ll tell you that,” James said, reflecting on his success with guys like Mike Miller and Shane Battier when he played for the Heat. “So now that I think being in L.A., I don’t think it would be that hard to get guys here.
“But we got to win, and at the end of the day, it’s all about winning. You know, and that’s what I’m trying to do right now, is to show prospects and free agents — and at the same time, show these guys that I got right now — that we can win now, and let’s not worry about the future.”
He also talks about how he knows Carmelo Anthony more than Melo knows himself.
Another topic that is always fun to talk about is LeBron and his son playing together or at the same time. Could it happen? I sure hope so.