The Lakers may have remained unsuccessful in convincing LeBron James to have a meeting with him.
But the Lakers are not taking no for an answer.
Both Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak and Lakers Senior vice president of Business Operations Tim Harris flew to Cleveland Thursday evening to meet with LeBron James’ agent on Friday, according to ESPN reports.
James’ agent, Rich Paul, is based out of Cleveland and has been reported to have talked with the Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks about James joining their respective teams. Meanwhile, James has indicated on his Twitter account that he is out of the country vacationing with his family. He is reported to attend the World Cup final in Brazil on July 13.
Because of those circumstances, it remains unclear whether the Lakers or any other team will speak with James after he opted out of his contract with the Miami Heat. Still, the Lakers’ determination in at least talking with Paul could establish in-roads with James.
Kupchak and Harris already had a busy day, being part of the Lakers’ contingent that had an in-person meeting on Thursday with New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and his representatives at the Lakers’ practice facility in El Segundo.