Along with considering the merits of the Wizards trading for Kobe Bryant, former Chicago Tribune columnist Sam Smith dropped the following bomb in his Bulls.com entry Monday morning, one that suggests just a few weeks into LeBron James’ homecoming, there’s serious chemistry problems :
It’s not going to get as much discussion during the season, but one of the biggest issues for the Cavs is that both LeBron James and Kevin Love own opt outs after this season. LeBron James basically cannot afford to go anywhere after his return to Cleveland. But watch out for Love. Indications are he will seriously consider the opt out and has his eyes on a return to Los Angeles, where he attended college and where the Lakers long have had him on their free agent wish list.
While Smith provides no background or attribution for whatever issues Love might have in Cleveland, another report flat out trumpets “tension” between the former UCLA center and first year head coach David Blatt.