6 Current playoff stars the Spurs should hope become disgruntled

The Spurs would love to land these stars to play next to Victor Wembanyama.
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3. LeBron James

This sounds crazy, but LeBron has played more playoff minutes than anyone in NBA history. He wants to win and turns 40 later this year. The Lakers were in the Play-In Tournament for two straight years and seem far from title challengers. If LA refuses to upgrade their roster this summer, LeBron could look for an exit.

James has often talked about playing in the NBA with his eldest son. Bronny is draft-eligible in 2024 but may decide to return to college after a difficult freshman season. Getting his son could be the path for any franchise to enter the race to secure LeBron’s services. It may only be for one season, but it could be a massive on-court and financial boost for the team.

James is still elite. He averaged 25.7 points, 8.3 assists, 7.3 rebounds, and 1.3 steals in 35.3 minutes per game as a 39-year-old. He shot 41.0 percent from 3-point range this season, which was an impressive improvement from the GOAT.

There has always been a ton of mutual respect and admiration between Gregg Popovich and LeBron James. They are two of the greatest ever in their positions. Could they team up as both near the ends of their historic careers? Crazier things have happened. It would also be a fascinating way to see King James pass the torch to Victor Wembanyama.