Leonard, of course, could inspire the Lakers to alter their plans altogether.
Players can not sign contracts with teams until Friday under National Basketball Association free agency rules.
During four seasons at South Beach, James and co won two championships before the OH native made a decision to return home to help the Cavaliers win a title.
James and the Cavaliers have been beaten in three out of four NBA Finals against the Warriors since 2015.
While Leonard's desire to leave Texas does not come as a surprise, it asks hard questions of both franchises.
San Antonio Spurs superstar Kawhi Leonard remains as one of the hottest commodities on the trade market this offseason.
The answer to the former might be a reluctant yes. It seemed that teams were going out of their way to top each other.
What will L.A. offer?
One of Cleveland's most iconic selfie spots is about to disappear.
As far as the answer to the latter question goes, the situation is slightly more complicated. With his own production company SpringHill Entertainment, James' projects include a remake of "House Party". According to Turner, the two men talked for three hours about building the Lakers into a championship team and about off-court business.
A repeat of Paul George's scenario?
If fans bought a Cavaliers LeBron jersey in the last 90 days, Fanatics has a Jersey Assurance program that enables consumers to exchange, free of charge, a James Cavaliers jersey for either a James Lakers jersey or a new jersey of a player on the Cavaliers.
Last year, the California native had told the Indiana Pacers it meant to sign for the Lakers this summer before being traded to Oklahoma. Those who don't pass muster can be set free next summer, when LA will have on their books only about $21 million for the four youngsters and Wagner, the waivable (and stretchable) $18 million on Luol Deng's contract and the $38 million they'll pay James.