(5) Four-time League MVP LeBron James remains a Cleveland Cavaliers’ player in spite of the recent upheaval within the franchjse. His relationship with team owner Fan Gilbert remains tenuous . The player can opt out of his contract next season and sign with another NBA franchise . The Los Angeles Lakers are pinning their hopes on signin the star . but I doubt that they have or will have developed the depth of talent needed to be seen as a viable contender for the NBA championship !!!