quote]Oh he's staying, as long as the front office aren't complete idiots.
Look at who we're talking about here....
Yep. LeBron has left as a free agent twice now in his career, and Dan Gilbert is one of the worst basketball owners out there. There is huge potential for disaster, although I do expect LeBron to stay in Cleveland beyond his current deal.
I mean Cleveland you can get Kevin Love orrrrr you can get the mystery box which could be anything. Yet a lot of cav fans want to take the mystery box and waste Lebron's prime years to maybe win a title in 2023.
LeBron only signed a 2 year deal, I think the second is a player option. He's already left before so I under hesitation.
I think he'll stick around to get that max deal with Cleveland, but I think that if Cleveland doesn't win a championship after that, Lebron will bail again.
I love that we're three months away from a game actually tipping off, and the "LeBron doesn't have enough pieces around him to win!" narrative has already begun.
LeBron James in his love letter to Cleveland last Friday said the following:
We’re not ready right now. No way. Of course, I want to win next year, but I’m realistic. It will be a long process, much longer than it was in 2010. My patience will get tested. I know that. I’m going into a situation with a young team and a new coach. I will be the old head. But I get a thrill out of bringing a group together and helping them reach a place they didn’t know they could go. I see myself as a mentor now and I’m excited to lead some of these talented young guys.
If after all that, he decides to opt out after ONE season because the Cavaliers didn't land Kevin Love, then how can he be viewed as anything other than two-faced? He knew what he was getting into in Cleveland. The team they have, as currently constituted, should be good enough to win the Central Division and could be good enough to win the Eastern Conference. That would be a remarkably successful campaign for the 2014-15 Cavaliers. But if LeBron James decides that another season without a team of all-stars around him isn't worth playing, then it shows that all of this praise he's received for coming home to Cleveland, all of this credit we've given him for taking on a challenge to try to win a championship in Cleveland, it was all bulls***.
Here's what impresses me about this LeBron thing. People who follow basketball are now believing that the 2 year deal means he's considering opting out. All the signs point to him playing out the deal until the new Cap comes up so he can get ultra max money, bit the media has flipped the narrative to that if he doesn't get Love he's gone.
Ya'll are so spun right now it's really sad.
FAN's #1 Jon Jones, Jake Shimabukuro, Trombone Shorty, Syracuse Orange, and Robert Griffin III fan.
When you behave yourself and don't rely on gamesmanship tactics, then we'll have no reason to call you names.
Until then, you'll be Mr. Ear Blower.
I'd love the Pacers to be on Christmas Day (t's been a decade since they played), but maybe a return to anonymity might make thrm contenders again. I've never seen a team crumble in the spotlight like they did.
I think Memphis should get a game because they never have.
He didn't do anything for the Pacers. But, then again, since he is leaving the Pacers, he might be impactful for Boston. Many players do for some reason.
Also, the chuckleheads on First Take buried Larry Bird for being lazy and letting Lance Stephenson leave. While that is true, neither bothered playing devil's advocate, and that was discussing if Lance's bad qualities may negate his good qualities in a different environment.