LeBron James has been voted "player you wish was on your team" by fellow players every year the question has been asked by the NBAPA
The NBAPA began the players' choice awards in 2015. Every season since then except for 2018 they have asked players to vote for the player they wish was on their team. LeBron has won this award every year.
Apart from Kyrie, not sure where the idea that guys around the league don't want to play with LeBron comes from.
[–][MIN] Luc Mbah a Moutejbranton30 1014 指標 1 天前
I’d like to see the list of second place year by year
[–]Raptors_TheresMyChippy_ 626 指標 1 天前
Jimmy Butler Kawhi Leonard
[–][TOR] DeMar DeRozanMosKweli 272 指標 1 天前
Dwight Howard, Russell Westbrook
[–]AKoreanEngima 201 指標 1 天前
You joke but a lot of players honestly would want Westbrook
[–]Nuggetsjimithelizardking 129 指標 1 天前
Bismack Biyombo, Jodie Meeks
[–]NBAzxc123zxc123 285 指標 1 天前*
Nets' Pick, Cash Considerations
[–]Bulls Tankwagonshiteymate 62 指標 1 天前
We're talking about great teammates here, not squads that would sweep the Warriors
[–][BOS] Eddie HouseShinySuitTheory 451 指標 1 天前
NEWS FLASH: Players want best player in world on team
That said, it's obvious that being on a team with LeBron does add some pressure to the situation
[–][PHI] JaVale McGeebrady25 377 指標 1 天前
It's also been a 1 way ticket to the NBA finals for the last decade.
[–][CLE] Kevin Lovequentin-coldwater 91 指標 1 天前
all tickets to any playoff round are one-way
[–]00000000000001000000 81 指標 1 天前
I wouldn't put it past the Kings
[–]Lakersasdfjkl12889 503 指標 1 天前*
I think the theory is that stars don't want to play with LBJ and average joe's do. There are way more average joes than stars, so it makes sense LBJ would get more votes. This is just a theory though. I really don't know how true "stars not wanting play with LBJ" is.
[–]klawhileonard 364 指標 1 天前
Average players would kill for Lebron to be on their team...they’ve seen Tristan Thompson and JRs contracts
[–]kyrieeleisen23 168 指標 1 天前
More like mozgov and delly contracts.
[–]KnickedUp 110 指標 1 天前
I think everyone wants him, but its much cooler to act like you dont care when asked publically... ya know?
[–]76ersHOG_ZADDY 43 指標 1 天前
He had quite a few stars that wanted to play with him in Miami. In Cleveland I don't think they really had the contract space with Love and Irving already there plus LBJ taking the max.
[–][GSW] Stephen CurryVorcana 75 指標 1 天前
The reason the Cavs were never able to bring in talent is because they handled their salaries horribly. They never could sign good free agents. Def not because people didn’t want to play with Lebron
[–]Pacersclaimsman11 56 指標 1 天前
but r/nba knows better than nba players
[–]Trail Blazersfsm_the_alfredo 152 指標 1 天前
So 3 years. 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Every season since then except for 2018
"Up until this year..."
the way you chose to write this post is incredibly strange.
[–]DeanDomino 25 指標 1 天前
The category wasn’t offered this year it seems
[–]Heatwormhole222 58 指標 1 天前
Not trying to be a hater, but that doesn't really refute the claim that all-star/superstar players don't want to play with Lebron. It's very possible that the vast majority of players (who are role players) want to play with Lebron because he is a great floor raiser and his teams are always relevant, but all-star players don't because they will get overshadowed.
[–]oakled[S] 36 指標 1 天前
It isn't dispositive, but we have seen all star players want to play with LeBron previously and we have this survey where the plurality of players voted for him as the player they want on their team.
On the other side the only evidence of players not wanting to play with LeBron is Kyrie's trade demand.