Rumors and speculations continue to revolve around LeBron James' decision regarding his future. There have been reports going around the league that LeBron is definitely going to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time around and become a free agent in 2018.

LeBron’s journey in the NBA

LeBron James was picked number one overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the stacked 2003 NBA draft class. He spent the first seven seasons of his NBA career with the Cavaliers. He led them to multiple playoff appearances and one NBA finals appearance in 2007 and was swept by the San Antonio Spurs.

LeBron then decided to take his talents to South Beach and join the Miami Heat. He spent the next four seasons of his career with the Heat and led Miami to four straight NBA finals appearance, which included a back-to-back title in the 2012 and 2013 NBA finals.

He then went back to Cleveland in 2014. LeBron led Cavaliers to three straight NBA finals appearances but won only one.

LeBron James averaged 27.2 points, 7.1 rebounds, 7.1 assists, 1.6 steals, and 0.8 blocks with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He averaged 26.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, 6.7 assists, 1.7 steals, and 0.7 blocks with the Miami Heat. LeBron is also averaging 27.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 1.6 steals, and 0.8 blocks throughout his career.

Countless awards and accolades

LeBron is a two-time All-Star game Most Valuable Player awardee, the 2004 Rookie of the Year awardee, a four-time NBA Most Valuable Player awardee, a three-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player awardee, and a three-time NBA champion.

He is also a 13-time NBA All-Star, a one-time NBA scoring champion, a 13-time All NBA team member, and a six-time All-Defensive team member.

LeBron is surely one of the greatest basketball players the world has ever seen. He is considered to be on the 'Mount Rushmore' of basketball and is a sure first-ballot Hall of Famer.

Is LeBron James going to the Lakers?

The rumors about LeBron leaving Cleveland started to surface when LeBron continuously voiced out his disappointments and frustrations with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the past NBA season.

They ended the past NBA season with a 4-1 loss in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors.

To make matters worse, Cleveland Cavaliers' owner Dan Gilbert fired former Cavaliers' General Manager David Griffin. And due to this firing, Cleveland missed a few key free agents in the including Paul George, Jimmy Butler, and Gordon Hayward.

According to NBA expert Peter Vecsey, LeBron James has no chance of playing in Cleveland after this upcoming NBA season is over and is expected to join the Los Angeles Lakers.

Lastly, LeBron James going to the Western Conference will surely change the landscape of the NBA. This news is also big for the rest of the league, with a number of teams looking to land LeBron for his services.