3 Reasons why the 76ers should avoid LeBron James at all costs

LeBron James may be the best player available in free agency, but the Philadelphia 76ers should skip him over. Here are three reasons why.
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2. The non-monetary price of signing James should be a turn-off for the 76ers

For better or for worse, signing the King doesn’t only mean getting the services of one of the greatest basketball players to walk on Earth, but also getting another layer of attention, both on a national and global scale. Will the 76ers, a franchise that has already struggled with being placed at a pedestal and under general pressure, be able to handle the extra everything that having LeBron will automate?

James and his distinguished camp may deny it all they want, but his presence alone almost chips away at the veneers the front office shield itself with. The LeGM allegations may be inane, but they also aren’t empty tanks. For someone like Daryl Morey, someone with that much pull could plant the seeds to a budding conflict.

Oh, and we haven’t even tackled the draft implications of pursuing LeBron. If Phoenix’s rumored — and ludicrous — bait to draw LeBron by planning to draft his son, Bronny, way higher than his projected standing, draws true, a dangeorus precedent could be set for any other team trying to outbid them for James. Yikes.