At Miami Heat media day on Monday, most reporters wanted to talk to LeBron James about one thing: his potential free agency after this season.
James wasn’t having it.
“You guys have to ask the questions,” James said via Mike Wallace of ESPN. “But I’m not going to address it. Once we get to that point [in June], then I’ll address it. But I don’t think it’s appropriate right now.”
With an aging Dwyane Wade on the decline and Chris Bosh not putting up the kind of numbers he did in Toronto, many have speculated that James could jump ship. Heading back to Cleveland to play with Kyrie Irving and the Cavaliers and joining the Los Angeles Lakers have been the options most often associated with him.
“My concern is putting our team in a position to win another championship. That’s my only goal, that’s my only mind frame right now,” James added.
As it should be. Since joining the Heat, James has played in three NBA finals, winning the last two.
James isn’t the only one continuously asked about his future with his current team.
“I’m not doing that,” Carmelo Anthony told Ken Berger at Knicks media day. “When that time comes, I’ll deal with that.”
The pair can try to avoid the questions all they want, but they are probably the two most well-known players in the league, so the questions will continue until they ultimately make their decisions.