Since this has become LeBron’s summer of love we can turn this into a campy double-entendre, with the lights squarely on Kevin Love, who is supposedly LeBron’s 7-foot bridge to bringing the Larry O’Brien Trophy to Cleveland.
With the biggest names off the board, it’s time to break down the five teams having the best offseason thus far in the NBA.
LeBron James, de facto commissioner of pop culture, just decided to run against every grain television has taught us. And God Bless him for it.
It seems so long ago now, back when LeBron was a Cavalier and the Nets were in New Jersey. But let’s not forget that those Nets were never able to knock off the King James when it counted when Cleveland’s next-best player was Zydrunas Ilgauskas.
We reached out to our sports radio personalities from across the country to get their opinion on James’ decision. Here’s their reactions:
With his legacy in Miami complete, LeBron James will take his game back to the team that first gave him a shot at glory in the NBA.
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 can no longer be painted as the villain who spurned an opportunity to bring joy to the streets of Cleveland. That goal is back on his agenda.
The same choice James faced four years ago is the one facing the four-time NBA MVP now. And it could come down to a letter written in anger four years ago, according to ESPN.
King James has reached that rare air of celebrity where every tentacle of American media has a stake in his stardom, from pundits to paparazzi. He has mutated into a seamless, crossover celebrity.
Miami waits. So does Cleveland. Pat Riley has made his pitch. And now, LeBron James wants time to think.
Let’s look at the five reasons why LeBron James should return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
If Pat Riley was interested in furthering his partnership with LeBron James, he sure had a strange way of showing it after the Miami Heat lost to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals.
Cleveland could be giving LeBron James something to think about, thanks to the Nets and Celtics.
Before LeBron James makes his next decision, Pat Riley will get a chance to convince him to stay in Miami.