Much like any other player in the NBA (or professional sports, for that matter), LeBron James loves to be wanted. For a person with an ego as large as Texas, James craves the attention he so admittedly denies he desires.
So it really shouldn’t come as much of a shock that James told ESPN he isn’t sure what he’s going to do when he’s eligible to become a free agent at season end.
James, when he signed his contract with the Miami Heat put player opt out clauses in 2014 and 2015, allowing him to leave if he was unhappy with the Miami Heat situation. Unhappy he hasn’t been, considering the success he and the Heat have had. That still didn’t stop James from suggesting that he may not finish his career with the Heat.
“I have absolutely no idea,” James recently told ESPN.com. “I would love to spend the rest of my career in Miami with this great team and great organization as we continue to compete for championships. That’s ideal. But we don’t know what may happen from now to the end of the season. That’s the nature of the business. It’s the nature of not knowing what tomorrow brings.
“I mean, as a kid, I never thought the Bulls would break up. Never. If you’d of told me as a kid that [Michael] Jordan and [Scottie] Pippen wouldn’t play together for the rest of their lives, I’d have looked at you crazy. And Phil Jackson wouldn’t be the coach? I’d have looked at you crazy. But sometimes the nature of the business doesn’t allow things to happen like you would want them to. But we’ll see.”
That was a really long winded answer if he plans to stay with the Heat.