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Amidst a three-game winning streak, the Los Angeles Lakers may end up getting hit with one of the biggest blows this season. Speculations state that LeBron James might request a trade from the Lakers as he gets ready to sit down for a one-on-one interview with ESPN. And while the majority of fans are seemingly happy with James leaving, many wonder where this could leave the Lakers with an injured Anthony Davis. 

LeBron James announced his move to the Miami Heat from the Cleveland Cavaliers in quite a dramatic way. He sat down with ESPN in what was turned into a television special titled, ‘The Decision.’

Will James repeat history once again?

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The last time James sat down with ESPN was to announce that he would be signing with the Miami Heat instead of returning to his hometown with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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And now that James is once again set to sit down with ESPN for an interview, many fans are speculating that ‘King James’ will either be announcing his retirement or will ask for a trade from the Lakers. 

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One fan referred to the last time James had an interview with ESPN tweeting, “The Decision Pt. 2.” Another fan commented, “Retirement announcement or trade request?”

Here are some of the reactions from NBA Twitter:

 

Fans seem to be absolutely sure that James will most likely be requesting a trade from the Lakers or will perhaps even be announcing his retirement.

Lakers without LeBron James

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While many fans are happy to think that James will leave the Lakers to join another team, it still may be a point of concern. If he decides to leave Los Angeles, that leaves the team with Anthony Davis as arguably their sole option on offense.

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After Davis, Lonnie Walker IV and Dennis Schroder are the team’s highest-scoring players. Both of them are averaging shy of 15.0 PPG so far, which is nowhere close to what James had been averaging for the team. 

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The potential exit of LeBron James from Los Angeles may benefit the Lakers in the long run. But it will likely decimate their chances of winning, at least for this ongoing season. 

Do you think James will announce that he wants to leave LA? Let us know what you think in the comments section down below.