After this next season LeBron James could possibly opt out of his contract, leave Miami and head to a new team. Some in Cleveland are hoping that LeBron could return to his hometown and rejoin the Cavaliers and help the city finally win a championship. But LeBron James downplayed that and said his focus is squarely on the 2013-14 season and another NBA Championship.
“This year coming, which will be here soon, that’s our focus,” James said, via Mercury News. “Our focus is on how we’re going to get better this year coming up, and how we’re going to prepare to be better with all these other teams getting better, to be able to keep that trophy here.”
James is focused on getting better this summer. Hard to believe the consecutive two time NBA Finals MVP and a 4 time NBA MVP is has room to improve.
“I’m going to come back a better player,” James said, “because I owe it to my teammates. … I’m obsessed with success.”
When asked about this potentially being his last time playing along side Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh and for Erik Spoelstra and Pat Riley, LeBron reiterated his focus on another championship.
“This is what we came here for, so that would be the ultimate,” James said. “But you can never … I don’t know, life changes, things happen, and we have to be prepared for that. But this is what we all want to be here for, that’s to be able to compete for a championship each and every year. And if we can do that, then it’d be awesome.”
If he does decide to leave South Beach to go elsewhere, possibly Cleveland, he knows how to handle it this time around.
“I’ve been in this position before,” James said. “I’ve heard it before. It can’t get any worse than my season before I became a free agent in 2010.”