Warriors rookie Jordan Bell takes shot toward LeBron James at NBA Draft party
The Warriors and Cavs have faced each other in three straight NBA Finals, and are on a course to meet for several more. This naturally makes the two teams rivals, whether the players want to admit it or not.
The guy has sources and can say many a thing on good authority, and he has it on good authority that LeBron James wants nothing to do with the Los Angeles Clippers.
I got from a very good authority, a very good authority, that LeBron James will never be a Clipper, he said to show host Freddie Coleman in the wee hours of the morning. I can’t tell you who, but I’m going to tell you it’s somebody that knows, and LeBron James will never be a Clipper.
First the Clippers have both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin opt out of their contracts Friday and now they hear this. It has not been a great 24 hours for the Clippers organization.
As for James, he has a player option for the 2018 season that he can opt out of if he chooses, but odds are he will pick that one up and take one last shot at the Warriors next year. Then he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2019. The Clippers would love to get him. It appears they won’t.
He set rookie records that year for passing yards and touchdowns, too. He finished 2011 with 4,051 passing yards and 21 touchdowns, adding 706 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground. The following season, his stats dropped off.
But was it really a sophomore slump? Newton had 3,869 passing yards and 19 touchdowns in 2012, which is closer to his career average of 3,629 yards and 23 touchdowns per season.