Until the moment LeBron James announces his next destination this off-season, be it via a live ESPN special, in Sports Illustrated or on the Players' Tribune, the speculation and rumor mill will run rampant trying to figure out what one of the best NBA players of all-time will decide. Everyone will be a detective, and all the bread crumbs matter. The Ringer's Bill Simmons posited his own theory as part of a column tying the legacies of Michael Jordan and James together, and there's an entire segment about where James should consider signing this off-season. Apparently, there's some actual buzz for the Sixers. Simmons wrote ... There's been some growing "LeBron to Philly" buzz for four reasons: the Sixers have enough cap space and trade assets to accommodate LeBron and the likes of, say, PAUL GEORGE; Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid are two of the league's best under-25 blue-chippers (young legs!); Klutch represents LeBron and Simmons (hmmmmm); and NBA insiders have been gossiping about an increasingly cozy Philly-LeBron's circle connection since November. Beyond Simmons' points here, other indications of the possibility that James at least considers a move to Philadelphia came over All-Star Weekend, when he raved about Embiid and posed for an Instagram photo with Ben Simmons.
NBA Rumors: Is LeBron James to Sixers 'growing buzz'?
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