LeBron James: The King Shall Be a True King

Ryan SmithContributor IMay 15, 2010

SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 23:  Tyreke Evans #13 of the Sacramento Kings is defended by LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during an NBA game at ARCO Arena on December 23, 2009 in Sacramento, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Everyone who keeps up with sports has heard time and time again of all the speculation surrounding LeBron James and free agency decision that he will make during this upcoming off-season. Some of the places mentioned as possible destinations for the King has come as quite a surprise to me. Just take a minute to think about it: New Jersey? Really?

If LeBron James would be willing to go there he would be willing to go anywhere. That said, I'm going to throw in a team who has the money and young nucleus of talent that could attract LeBron just as much as the worst team in the league Nets.

LeBron James' nickname is the King, yet he is not really a king. Tyreke Evans, Carl Landry, Beno Udrih—those guys are Kings because they play for the Sacramento Kings. To make LeBron's nickname legitimate, it would only make sense for him to put on a Sacramento Kings' jersey.

Is Sacramento the most intriguing place to play? Of course not, but no less intriguing than New Jersey or even New York, based on team talent. Everyone is making a big deal of LeBron pairing with another star and in Sacramento, he would find one that he could pair up with for many years to come.

Anyone who has seen or heard of Tyreke Evans knows that he is quite an amazing basketball player. In his first NBA season, he proved that by not only winning R.O.Y., but also becoming one of only four total: Oscar Robertson, Michael Jordan, and LeBron James, to average at least 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists in their rookie season.

The fact that Tyreke had a very similar rookie year as LeBron would most likely interest LeBron quite a bit in itself. We all know how good LeBron is, so if Tyreke is a very similar player who put up similar stats in his first year, then it would seem like Tyreke Evans could be a LeBron-type of a player. Imagine having two LeBron on one team! One is scary enough, but two would be unstoppable.

The young stardom of Tyreke Evans along with numerous other young talented players such as Carl Landry, Jason Thompson, Donte Greene, Beno Udrih, and others would seem to me to be just as appealing as a New Jersey and New York scenario. The Kings also will have a high pick no matter how the lottery falls and with that, could snag a player like Derrick Favors or Demarcus Cousins.

PG-Tyreke Evans

SG-Lebron James

SF-An improving Donte Greene

PF-Carl Landry

C-Derrick Favors

That line up with a solid bench that would include Jason Thompson, Omri Casspi, Beno Udrih, and others could be an amazing team. One that could contend for a title and would only get better with more experience and time playing together.