Many NBA basketball players are known to live extravagantly during the offseason. LeBron James is no exception.
Neither is Josh Kroenke, apparently.
The Nuggets president Josh Kroenke was caught on James' Instagram story hanging out on what is believed to be Stan Kroenke's brand new 290 foot yacht. Later in the video, Josh is seen jumping over the side of the yacht into the water below. Video was posted via @nbaoffthecourt.
Josh made it splash from downtown!
It looks like Josh and LeBron are having a fun time. Maverick Carter is also spotted in the video. For those of you who don't know who Maverick Carter is, he's a very important man and one of the most influential people in LeBron James' inner circle. Read more about him here.
What does this mean for the Nuggets?
In all likelihood, nothing. People socialize all the time, and who wouldn't want to be on a yacht that size? LeBron may have just wanted to give it for a spin and go on vacation with someone he knows and trusts in Kroenke.
But the conspiracy theorist in me says otherwise.
What if Josh isn't just schmoozing with James, but with Carter as well? What if Carter realizes that James' best opportunity to form his Banana Boat squad is with the Denver Nuggets in 2016-17?
LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Carmelo Anthony, and Chris Paul in Denver Nuggets jerseys would be interesting to see, and it could happen during the 2017 offseason. Let's put on our tinfoil hats and take a look:
Step 1: Danilo Gallinari opts out
This is a step that would likely occur anyway. Gallo is looking for a max deal long term, and he will need to opt out to get said deal.
Step 2: Trade Wilson Chandler, Darrell Arthur, and Emmanuel Mudiay to the New York Knicks for Carmelo Anthony
This will be a difficult step for many Nuggets fans, particularly because Melo is the reason we are now a rebuilding franchise, but FEAR NOT! He's here to speed up the rebuilding process.
Step 3: Trade Kenneth Faried, Jameer Nelson, and Will Barton to the Chicago Bulls for Dwyane Wade
This is the most important step thus far. Wade has familiarity with James in the past, and he will be the most likely piece to coax LeBron to Denver.
Step 4: LeBron James and Chris Paul sign for the maximum amount of salary allowed under the new cap.
Here's the kicker. Both players will be able to opt out in 2017 if they so please. Why not take their talents to the Mile High City to form Team Banana Boat?
Step 5: Rings upon rings upon rings
Could the Golden State Warriors even compete with this roster?
CP3 - Jamal Murray
Wade - Gary Harris
Carmelo - Malik Beasley
LeBron - Juancho Hernangomez
Nikola Jokic - Jusuf Nurkic
Sure the second unit is young, but there are some very dangerous pieces. Given the likely high minute count for the starters, it probably isn't a big deal either.
But then again, it could just be another vacation.
Updated team banana boat photo pic.twitter.com/V7fpgRGlOZ— Adam Mares (@Adam_Mares) August 8, 2016