House: Boston A Good Place For LeBron

The LeBron-led Celtics would "definitely" compete with Golden State, Eddie House says

Reiter Than You
June 12, 2018 - 9:48 am

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If remains to be seen where LeBron James will play basketball in 2018-19, but former NBA player and current FS1 NBA analyst Eddie House believes he’ll stay in the East.

“I look at it in the West – you’re not going to get past the Warriors regardless,” House said on Reiter Than You. “Your best opportunity is to make these Finals runs to add to your legacy about going to the Finals so many straight years.”

That number, of course, is eight and counting. But could James make it nine in Cleveland? It’s tough to say – which is why House thinks James could leave the Cavs.

“I think Boston is a good place for him,” House said. “Kyrie’s been hurt, he only has one year left on his deal, Gordon Hayward wasn’t there last year – so you’ve seen you can get there without these guys.”

Indeed, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier led the Celtics to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals – which they ultimately lost to James and the Cavs. Boston went 10-1 at home in the playoffs, all with Irving and Hayward on the sidelines.

“You could get rid of Kyrie and Gordon Hayward, which is a stretch, and maybe bring in a Paul George and a LeBron – and now you have all these young pieces,” House said. “They’re already, I think, knocking on the door of contending for a championship, but that would put them over the edge, no doubt about it, to definitely compete with the Golden State Warriors.”