NBA rookie Joel Embiid is a very active man on twitter and has already taken general manager-like actions by trying to recruit LeBron James to the team he was drafted by, the Philadelphia 76ers.
Despite being months away from actual court action, it hasn't stopped the 7 foot Cameroonian making basketball moves by asking LeBron James through his official twitter account whether he would mind joining him in Philadelphia.
The tweet itself read as follows: "@KingJames hey bro hope you're having a good day..... Want to join us in philly? Peace"
Despite his availability, it is a real long shot that 'The King' will be taking his talents to the City of Brotherly Love in the near future.
James is fresh off a 4-1 Finals defeat to the San Antonio Spurs and is in 'Win-now' mode, this became very apparent when he decided to opt out of his current deal with the Miami Heat.
He has become an unrestricted free agent meaning that every franchise has a chance (Albeit small for many) of landing the superstar if they were to make an appealing enough offer, to lure James with the prospect of legitimately contending for a championship.
LeBron will certainly be looking for a max contract and in fairness to Philadelphia they do have the luxury of being able to offer him just that, for if there is anyone that deserves to be paid like the best, it is certainly James.
The Heat remain the favourite to re-sign the small forward but many more names continue to be linked with the superstar such as the Houston Rockets and even his former team the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Fellow 'Big three' members Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh have also followed LeBron's lead by opting out of their current contracts, which indicates that Pat Riley and the Miami Heat are attempting to restructure some arrangements in order to keep the four-time MVP James with the franchise.
As for the Sixers, they have around $30 million in cap space and some serious financial flexibility. Despite Embiid's ambition of landing James, there money will likely be spent shrewdly and with an emphasis on building towards the future.
We commend Embiid's proactive nature in trying to recruit for his new organisation but the big man's focus should be on rehabilitation as he still is met with 4-6 months on the sideline till he finally pulls on a Philadelphia jersey.
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