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NBA - US Sports: James not looking for Lakers exit

LeBron James says he is happy at Los Angeles Lakers and isn't looking for a move away from the team.

The Lakers are 28/1 to win the NBA Championship outright, while city rivals the Clippers can be backed at 40/1.

Yearning for a Cavs return?

James admitted he could be tempted by a return to Cleveland Cavaliers for a third spell during the All-Star break and also revealed he hopes to play alongside his son Bronny James, who will be eligible to be drafted in 2024.

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The four-time champion has one more year left on his current deal with the Lakers, and James has now moved to clarify those comments by stressing he has no intention of trying to force a move away from his current team.

"This is a franchise I see myself being with. I'm here. I'm here," he said after the Lakers' 105-102 loss to the Clippers on Friday, via ESPN. "I see myself being with the purple and gold as long as I can play."

He added: "I also have a goal that, if it's possible - I don't even know if it's possible - that if I can play with my son, I would love to do that. Is that, like, something that any man shouldn't want that in life? That's like the coolest thing that could possibly happen. That doesn't mean I don't want to be with this franchise."

Play-in likely for Lakers

James led the scoring for the Lakers in Friday's defeat to the Clippers with 21 points but it wasn't enough as they slipped to a fourth defeat in their last five games.

A top six place now looks highly unlikely for the Lakers and they will almost certainly have to come through the play-in tournament if they are to reach the playoffs, which you can watch on the Sports Live Streaming platform.

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