Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James greeted #Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations magic johnson a happy birthday via his Twitter account. James tweeted Happy birthday @MagicJohnson!! One of the few that's always showed love from day 1 to me! Thank you. Enjoy your day!!.

The tweet may be seen as a nice gesture from a superstar to an NBA legend, but some may also view it as a greeting to his future boss.

Rumors are swirling that James may leave the Cavaliers in 2018 and join a young Lakers squad.

Reports have it that James will opt out of his deal with the Cavaliers and jump to the Lakers, where he could team up with Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram and pursue a title. Paul George of the Oklahoma City Thunder is also expected to join the Lakers in 2018 and form a super team with James. There were also reports that James, George and center DeMarcus Cousins of the New Orleans Pelicans might join forces in Los Angeles in 2018. Point guard John Wall was also included in the report as the fourth player in the mix, but he recently signed a maximum contract extension with the Washington Wizards recently.

George might not join Lakers if Thunder click

If the Thunder succeed next season, George might be enticed to stay and sign a long-term deal with Oklahoma City. In his time with the Indiana Pacers, George didn’t have a chance to play with a player of Russell Westbrook’s caliber. Westbrook finished the regular season averaging in triple-double, fueling him to the MVP trophy, beating James Harden and Kawhi Leonard.

Also, the Lakers cannot offer George a huge salary in case James also decides to join the team. The Thunder have enough space to give George the salary that deserves his All-Star status.

James to stick with Cavs this season

Earlier, James said that he plans to stick with the Cavaliers in the coming season, whoever his teammates might be, amid Kyrie Irving’s trade demand.

Irving asked for a trade because he wants to be the leader of a team and not play second fiddle to James. Irving asked team owner Dan Gilbert that he be traded to either the New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, Minnesota Timberwolves or the Miami Heat. However, James might ask for a trade if the Cavaliers decide to keep Irving. In 2010, the Cavaliers allowed James to leave in free agency without getting anything in return, and this could happen in 2018, so it’s better to trade James now rather than go empty handed again.