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Udonis Haslem, former NBA player and LeBron James’ ex-teammate, believes James will stay with the Los Angeles Lakers despite free agency rumors.

With speculation surrounding James’ future, Haslem expressed confidence that the four-time NBA champion will remain in Los Angeles.

During an appearance on ESPN’s Get Up, Haslem likened the odds of James leaving the Lakers to “wrestling an alligator.”

“You got a better chance wrestling an alligator than getting Bron out of L.A. … He ain’t going nowhere,” Haslem said.

James’ agent, Rich Paul, confirmed that the superstar will opt out of his contract, sparking discussions about his next move.

However, Haslem’s remarks suggest that he firmly believes James will stay put in Los Angeles.