Jan 7, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) reacts on the court against the New Orleans Pelicans during the second half at American Airlines Arena. The Heat won 107-88. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Chicago Bulls to make run at signing LeBron James in offseason?


Chicago Bulls fans have ben through a lot recently and it’s only going to get more interesting as the lost season continues in the Windy City. Oe of the more popular things to do with the Bulls, at least from an outside perceptive, is to link the team to a slew of wild rumors, essentially throwing things up against a wall to see what sticks.

It happened with the Dwight Howard rumors, it’s happening with the Carmelo Anthony talks and now has inevitably extended to LeBron James possible impending free agency this offseason. With a return to the Cleveland Cavaliers very possible, the Bulls are starting to get linked to LeBron thanks to the salary dumping their doing by trading and waiving players.

Chicago made a run at LeBron James in 2010 when he ultimately signed with the Miami Heat and beat writer Ira Winderman is skeptical it will work a second time around.

The main points made in the argument are that LeBron passed on Chicago once and Derrick Rose looks like he won’t be extending an olive branch to James anytime soon. Winderman also mentions the fact that Rose needs the ball in his hands to be effective and that’s not the style that fits LeBron, not to mention the fact that Cleveland seems to be the only real destination for LeBron if he leave Miami.

But while the rumors of LeBron James moving to Chicago are extremely and utter unlikely, they’ll be talked about regardless. But Winderman is right to be skeptical as the math just doesn’t add up for LeBron venturing to the Bulls in the offseason, cap room and roster space be damned.

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