Earlier this year
Would you trade Lebron?
Van Gundy just said on the Lakers-Celtics broadcast that Lakers should consider trading Lebron - I don't think he was being entirely serious, but I think he wasn't entirely joking.
If you were the Lakers, would you test him on the market assuming hypothetically he has a no-trade clause (no one seems to know either way)?
It sounds ridiculous and won't ever happen in a million years - but when you break it down and think deeply about the potential positives (i.e. if you got Klay and say AD or 2 top FA's out of it), then it really isn't that ridiculous is it?
Of course, there is a whole host of negatives ($ wise) and the impact it could have on getting future FA's there - but I would see it more as an exception than a rule.
Lebron's my favourite player ever but I would seriously entertain it;
Laker's aren't going anywhere over the next 3-4 years otherwise (maybe they make the playoffs but can't see them going deeper with an aging Lebron and lack of flexibility because not many people want to do there).