According to ESPN, LeBron James was interested in playing for the Los Angeles Clippers in 2010, but did not want to play under Donald Sterling.
Teaming up LeBron James with Blake Griffin would have immediately made the Clippers contenders. However, LeBron James clearly made the right decision when picking Pat Riley and the Miami Heat over Donald Sterling’s Clippers.
LeBron seemed content but not fully satisfied with the ban and $2.5 million fine Sterling received for his racist comments:
“I was very pleased with Adam Silver’s decision — it was big time,” James said of Silver’s ruling to ban Sterling for life and fine him $2.5 million.
“But the job is still not done,” James continued. “We need the owners to step up and do their part…. I believe [the owners’ votes] will be in favor of what we all believe in. I’ve seen some owners say they’re in favor of the decision Adam Silver made, but it’s not all of them. You still need three-fourths of them and I’ve only seen three or four of them comment. We need more than three or four.”
Assuming the Clippers swiftly get a new ownership and somehow clear cap space during the off-season, a LeBron James signing seems possible, but unrealistic. Nonetheless, the Clippers would have one of the greatest teams of all-time if you throw LeBron in the mix.