Chris Bosh believes former teammate LeBron James could join the Rockets

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With the Golden State Warriors on the brink of sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, the topic of LeBron James' future is already intensifying.

The three-time champion can opt out of his contract on July 1 and become an unrestricted free agent.

The expectation is that James will do exactly that and test the open market by declining his $35.6 million player option for next season.

Where LeBron's future lies have been a major talking point all season as there's real intrigue to see if he decides to leave Cleveland for the second time in his career.

Suffering a humiliating sweep to the defending champions will certainly affect his decision and there are many who predict that he'll depart his hometown team as they're simply not strong enough to compete with the Warriors.

The Cavaliers have won just one of their last seven Finals meetings with the Dubs and that's despite their superstar playing some of his best basketball.

There are a number of potential landing spots for the King, with the Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers rumoured to be some of his most likely destinations.

It has also been mooted that joining the Warriors won't be out of the question for the 33-year-old either, as crazy as that may sound.

2018 NBA Finals - Game Three

The three-time champion recently praised the Dubs for their "high basketball IQ" which immediately led to speculation that he may consider taking his talents to the Bay Area.

But according to LeBron's former teammate Chris Bosh, his likeliest destination will be Houston.

"I would guess that he goes to Houston," Bosh said, speaking on "The Herd with Colin Cowherd."

"It's like the next Avengers movie. Golden State with like 100 superheroes and then Houston with 100 superheroes and they fight. That's just what it's coming down to."

It would seem that the only way to overcome a super team like Golden State would be to create another super team and go toe to toe with them.

Joining up with James Harden and Chris Paul in a Rockets uniform would certainly allow James a better opportunity to dethrone the reigning champs from Oakland.

Houston Rockets v Cleveland Cavaliers

But landing in Houston would be a lot more complicated than it sounds as it would have to see the franchise go way over the luxury tax and make multiple moves to pull it off.

We're now just less than a month away from the start of free agency so speculation will only increase in the coming weeks but it won't be long until we find out where the best player on the planet will be playing next year.

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