Report: Cursed Chris Paul Already Recruiting LeBron

Hoops Rumors detailed the Houston Rockets‘ salary cap situation heading into this offseason, and long story short, Houstonians should not expect to receive a rose from LeBron James in July. Both Chris Paul and Clint Capela, two players who are kinda important to the team, are upcoming free agents so most of their cash will likely be tied up keeping those two around.
This, however, isn’t going to stop Paul from at least trying to lure LeBron to H-Town. The New York Times’ Marc Stein reported in his newsletter that the Basketball Gods’ favorite target has already been in contact with his banana boat buddy:

Don’t get me wrong: There will still be plenty of talk over the next two weeks about what James will do July 1 and the growing belief that he’ll be leaving his home-state Cavaliers this offseason to join a team better suited to consistently challenge Golden State. Rest assured that the Rockets’ understandably devastated Chris Paul — who made a fast exit from Toyota Center late Monday night after being forced to watch the biggest game of his life from the bench because of his hamstring injury — has already begun his recruitment of James to Houston.

That Chris Paul. Can’t even wait for the guy to lose in the Finals before selling him on the idea of playing the Warriors four times in the regular season, and again in the postseason! It just isn’t going to happen. If anything, CP3 should be hoping LeBron doesn’t build a superteam with the Lakers — that would send him back down to his familiar hell of second-round losses.

Video: Rockets and Warriors Fans Clash In the Stands During Game 7
Video: Rockets and Warriors Fans Clash In the Stands During Game 7