Many fans in Cleveland had hoped LeBron James would eventually return to the Cavaliers. It would be a ‘storybook’ ending – returning to his former stomping grounds after leaving as a villain, returning the franchise to glory after he signed as a free agent.
But that seems to be nothing more than a fairytale – at least right now.
On Saturday we learned LeBron James was likely to remain with the Miami Heat this offseason rather than opting out to become a free agent (he may opt-out to secure a larger deal with the Heat) and now Bob Finnan says those around the league believe James won’t return to Cleveland at all when he does opt-out.
It was a wonderful dream while it lasted.
Many in the league now think Heat forward LeBron James will take a pass on returning to the Cavaliers in free agency this summer.
Of course, everything needs to be taken with a grain of salt in regards to James and free agency as nobody knows the true answers outside of James himself. Still, where there’s smoke there is often fire and the recent influx of reports suggesting James won’t be returning to Cleveland has to sting a bit for Cavalier faithful.