NEW YORK (WFAN) — As the news of LeBron James’ decision to take his talents back to the Cavaliers came down Friday, WFAN’s Mike Francesa chimed in, saying that’s exactly what Cleveland needed.
James announced in a written piece on Sports Illustrated’s website that he would be leaving the Miami Heat, with whom he won two championships and made four NBA Finals appearances in four years, for the team he broke into the NBA with back in 2003 and led to the championship round three years later.
Francesa said James’ statement was eye-opening as it answered a lot of questions that really needed to be answered.
“The thing I couldn’t get past was the idea that he was going to return to Cleveland and had never met (Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert). How could they get past that, with what he had said about him, with the letter that had been on the website, and everything that had been said? That seemed to be an enormous obstacle,” Francesa said. “Well, we learned in the statement that LeBron sent through SI … that, yes, he had quietly met with the Cleveland owner and they had talked it out, and they had met face to face, and that they had settled things. LeBron said I made mistakes, he made mistakes, who am I go to hold a grudge?”