They are trying to read the tea leaves in Los Angeles regarding LeBron James’ imminent future. The L.A. columnists wrote love poems to James over All-Star Weekend, that he must don himself in purple and gold this summer. King James didn’t mute any of the California Dreaming after his MVP performance in a Hollywood All-Star thriller Sunday night at Staples Center. He willed Team LeBron to a 148-145 triumph with 10 fourth-quarter points, the game-tying trey and go-ahead basket with 34.7 seconds left. After he swallowed up Stephen Curry in preventing him from getting off a 3-pointer in the final ticks, James raced downcourt, sticking out his arms in celebration, the arena’s noise finally matching up to this marquee event. “I think L.A. is a perfect place to host All-Star Weekend,’’ said James, who has a second home here. “It’s one of the few cities that we have in our league that can accommodate all of this. We know the traffic. But traffic is traffic. But L.A. can accommodate that. It’s built for stars. It’s built for entertainment. It’s built for cameras and bright lights, and it’s a great place for it.’’ La La Land and the Lakers would seem a great place for James to embark on his next mission as he attempts to become bigger than Michael Jordan ever was. After all, purple is the color of royalty.
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New York Post | Feb 20