President Barack Obama wouldn't mind having one of the NBA's best players suit up for his favorite team.

Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James, widely considered to be among the greatest players in the game, is a free agent this summer. After an early exit from the playoffs Thursday night, many are speculating that he could leave his home state for greener pastures.

One of the teams he is rumored to be considering is from Obama's old stomping grounds, the Chicago Bulls.

ESPN Chicago reported Friday:

"He doesn't want to tamper," said senior advisor to the president -- and former Bulls season ticket holder -- David Axelrod. "But as a Chicago fan, the president thinks LeBron would look great in a Bulls uniform."

James, whose Cleveland Cavaliers were eliminated from the playoffs on Thursday by the Boston Celtics, becomes a free agent on July 1. Many believe he could be headed to the Bulls.

The president, who is a former senator from Chicago, never has shied away from his sporting roots. He frequently wears his Chicago White Sox cap; attended a Washington Wizards' victory over the Bulls last season and also hosted the Bulls on a tour of the White House.