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“The taxes are much, much lower than L.A.” — Patrick Beverley tries to recruit LeBron James to Minnesota

Patrick Beverley named several formidable reasons why LeBron James should go to Minnesota.
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Patrick Beverly and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James

Patrick Beverly and LeBron James

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James is often referred to as  “LeGM” due to his history of recruiting the best players in the league to aid him in his quest for more titles. This is just how the man operates. Minnesota Timberwolves guard Patrick Beverley is well-aware of this narrative. And so he tried to turn the tables on James by recruiting him to Minnesota. His pitch is as interesting as his gregarious personality.

Beverley’s pitch

Beverley appeared on Get Up, where the panelists discussed their projections for James. According to Beverley, it can be difficult to predict what James has in store in the next few seasons. For all we know, James could don a different jersey by then. Beverley couldn’t stop himself from sending in his pitch to James to join the Timberwolves.

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Or, you know, Minnesota. Who knows? Hey listen, great people there. Oh my goodness, it’s great people. Even during the winters, you see the snow. The trees change colors, man. The taxes are much, much lower than L.A.,” Beverley said.

To recall, Beverley spent a few seasons in Los Angeles, so he knows how hefty the taxes are in the City of Angels. He also knows that James is a businessman — not to mention a frugal individual — and so Minnesota’s low tax rates could be a selling point for him.

Stretch big

Apart from the taxes, James should probably give the Wolves roster a closer look. Karl-Anthony Towns shot a ridiculous 41.0% from downtown last season. James fans know by heart that the King needs a shooting big by his side to succeed: Chris Bosh, Kevin Love, Anthony Davis. These players have helped James win titles. Towns is easily the best sharpshooting big man in the NBA today.

Of course, Anthony Edwards has also proven to be a one-of-a-kind talent. Edwards’ slasher-type playstyle fits that of James’ inherent playmaking abilities. Let’s note that Edwards is just 20-years-old. It would benefit him greatly to learn lessons directly from James.

Wolves fans may need to pray every night for James to actually head to Minnesota. LeBron is still committed to bringing another title to Los Angeles, amid the seeming troubles the organization is going through. If we are to believe all the rumors, only one thing could ever get James to consider Minnesota as a destination. Draft Bronny. 

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