Joel Embiid Wants to Know If LeBron James Is Having Second Thoughts

Having second thoughts, LeBron?

LeBron James shook up the basketball world on Sunday when he spurned the Sixers and Cavaliers to strike a four-year, $153.3 million contract with the Lakers.

Philadelphia 76ers

Complete coverage of the Philadelphia 76ers and their rivals in the NBA from NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Embiid, Simmons Will Miss All-Star Game After Contact With COVID-Positive Person

Embiid's Donation to Philly Area Shelters Is Why Sixers Fans Love Him

While the decision was bound to create major buzz around the league, it was never going to shift the balance of power at the top of the NBA. The Golden State Warriors still hold the crown until someone proves otherwise.

And they don't plan on giving it up easily.

According to reports, free-agent big man DeMarcus Cousins reached a one-year deal with the Warriors for $5.3 million.

No, that's not a joke. The team that has won three out of the last four championships added a four-time All-Star who could have received a max contract elsewhere.

That got Sixers center Joel Embiid to thinking about James potentially reversing course on his Hollywood story.

Embiid is referring to the summer of 2015 when Jordan agreed to a long-term deal with the Dallas Mavericks only to change his mind and bolt back to L.A. All it took was Jordan's Clippers teammates locking him in a house for some in-person coaxing and a bunch of emojis on Twitter.

Well, with the NBA's moratorium period not ending until 12:01 p.m. on July 6, Embiid and the Sixers still have some time to change James' mind.

More on the Sixers

Copyright CSNPhily
Contact Us