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LeBron James says Nuggets recruited him last summer

Vincent Frank
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At 13-7 on the season, the Denver Nuggets are one of the NBA’s biggest surprises. A talented young team, everything seems to be pointing in an upward trajectory in Mile High.

Interestingly enough, the Nuggets could’ve been even better if the team were able to land a player in LeBron James that team president Josh Kroenke attempted to recruit in free agency this past summer.

According to James himself, Kroenke did everything possible to bring the King to Denver. That included sending the future Hall of Famer a Nuggets throwback jersey. Unfortunately for the Nuggets, Bron says he “didn’t give it much thought.”

As noted, Kroenke and James are friends. They have vacationed together in the past and enjoy a nice relationship.

Denver might not seem like a great landing spot for a star of James’ ilk. That’s until we realize the team landed another multi-time All-Star in the form of Paul Millsap prior to last season.

While not comparable in terms of success throughout their careers, the addition of Millsap was somewhat surprising.

As it stands, James is now a member of the Los Angeles Lakers and is building an entertainment empire in Hollywood. He’ll next do battle against Kroenke and the Nuggets in Denver on Tuesday night.