Rumors are swirling that LeBron James will leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and join the Los Angeles Lakers when he rejects his player option and decide to become a free agent in 2018. However, Fox Sports 1 reporter Chris Broussard said it will be better for James’ future if he considers another team as next stop in his Hall of Fame career. Broussard told The HoopsHype Podcast that James should join the San Antonio Spurs, instead of the Lakers, if he wants to keep his record as a winner intact. Broussard said the Spurs give James the best chance to win his fourth NBA title if winning will be his priority once he leaves the Cavaliers.

He added that James should focus only on winning and not on business opportunities or playing in a glamour market like the Lakers.

James will have chance to play for Popovich

Also, James will have a chance to play under a legendary coach in Gregg Popovich, which he hasn’t enjoyed in his career with the Cavaliers and the Miami Heat. In Miami, he was coached by Eric Spoelstra while Tyronn Lue is his current coach with the Cavaliers. Greats like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant played under legendary coach Phil Jackson. In addition, James will have the chance to join forces with Kawhi Leonard, who was recently called by Jordan as the best two-way player in the league. With James and Leonard leading the way, the Spurs can give the Golden State Warriors a run for their well-earned money.

Last season, James and the Cavaliers lost to the Warriors in the NBA Finals in five games.

Too early to predict James’ future

However, it will be too early to predict James’ future with the Cavaliers as he is committed to play during the 2017-18 season without Kyrie Irving. He will have teammates in Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and Ante Zizic.

The Cavaliers defeated the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals, finishing the best-of-seven series in five games. The series was a breeze for the Cavaliers as Thomas missed the last three games due to a hip injury. Thomas’ hip trouble almost detailed the trade that shipped Irving to the Celtics but it was ironed out at the last moment after Boston gave the Cavaliers an additional 2020 second-round pick in addition to the Brooklyn Nets’ 2018 first-round pick.

The Cavaliers can use the Nets’ pick to trade for a young player who can they build around if James leaves in 2018. They can also wait for the 2018 NBA Draft and look for a promising player who can become the next face of the franchise.