The NBA is in the midst of a playoff race.
But in a year of playoff madness, one player has found himself with a chance to shine.
LeBron James is now in the running to be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, according to multiple outlets, with multiple sources saying he could be the first overall pick.
The Boston Celtics are reportedly interested, and the New York Knicks are also rumored to be interested, as are several teams including the Philadelphia 76ers, who are believed to be pursuing the No, 1 pick.
Here’s what you need to know about the latest LeBron James news.
LeBron has been playing with the Celtics since he was 17, according, the report.
He was drafted by the Boston Celtics in 2013, and has made it to the NBA Finals with them.
He has been a regular part of the Celtics roster since his rookie season, but he was cut in favor of Jae Crowder and Avery Bradley in the 2014 NBA Finals.
James is still a member of the Heat, but has a new team now.
James joined the Heat in 2020 and was a key part of Miami’s title run.
He averaged 20.5 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists last season.
He also had 3.1 assists per game.
The Heat were one of the favorites to win the Eastern Conference last season and could potentially be looking to add some veteran help for a rebuild.
There are some reports that the Celtics are interested in bringing back DeMarre Carroll from the Charlotte Hornets, which would give the Heat a little depth.
However, Carroll is reportedly free to sign with any team.
Carroll has been with the Cavaliers, Knicks and Clippers since the 2016-17 season.
The Cavs are rumored to have interest in adding some veteran pieces to the roster.
Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters and J.R. Smith are all free agents.
They could be brought in to help improve a team that lost several key pieces, including Kyrie’s free agency, Dion’s departure and the emergence of Waiters.
The Celtics, Heat and Knicks could all be looking at adding some veterans, and it could be interesting to see if the Cavs are willing to go all in to acquire some veteran talent.
The NBA Playoffs will start on April 11 in Atlanta and will wrap up on April 18 in Cleveland.
Here is a look at the latest playoff action: 1.
Miami Heat vs. New York Rangers (Thursday, April 11 at 6 p.m.
ET) The Heat will face the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday in a key playoff matchup.
This game could determine who makes the playoffs, as the Heat have to beat the Pelicans to make the playoffs.
The Rangers are one of two teams with a playoff berth, along with the Atlanta Hawks.
The other team is the Los Angeles Lakers.
2: The Miami Heat will play the New Jersey Nets on Thursday at 7 p..m., ET, according the league.
This will be the Heat’s first game of the season, and will be their first matchup since April 6, when they were swept in the first round by the Dallas Mavericks.
3: The New York Nets are coming off a 3-1 series win over the Atlanta Braves, and their only loss came to the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night.
This could be a chance for the Nets to make a strong run in the playoffs and possibly win the East.
4: The Brooklyn Nets are still looking to make it into the playoffs for the first time since the 2017-18 season, when the team won the East title.
The team has won just one game in the past four seasons, and is 1-8 in the postseason.
5: The Boston Bruins will play on Thursday night against the Los Angeles Clippers at 7:30 p.k.
This is the team’s second game in as many days, and they are looking to bounce back from a tough start to the season.
6: The Los Angeles Kings will play in a rematch of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final.
The Kings defeated the Colorado Avalanche in five games to capture the Stanley Cup.
7: The Chicago Blackhawks will play at home against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday at 7 pm ET, the league reported.
8: The Toronto Maple Maple Leafs will play host to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Classic on Monday night.
9: The Detroit Red Wings will play against the Florida Panthers in the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Classic on Saturday.
10: The Atlanta Hawks will play Detroit on Sunday.
11: The Colorado Avalanche will play Minnesota on Sunday at 6:30 pm ET. 12: The Dallas Stars will play Arizona on Sunday in the Stars’ home opener.
13: The San Antonio Spurs will play Atlanta on Monday in their home opener against the Washington Wizards.
14: The Philadelphia Flyers will play New Jersey on Tuesday at 7 am ET. 15: The Portland Trail Blazers will play Washington at home