Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was understandably hurt when LeBron James left his hometown Cavaliers to join the Miami Heat on South Beach, suggesting his Cavaliers would win an NBA Championship long before James and his Miami Heat did.
Of course, that didn’t work out so well but it does appear as if time heals all wounds. Or at least the prospect of winning as the Cavaliers are reportedly going to put on a ‘full court press’ in effort to bring James back to Cleveland, this according to Sam Amico.
When pressed on the idea of James returning to the Cavs, Amico suggested the following in his weekly chat.
“The answer is, they will certainly try. The Cavs want LeBron back and the full-court press is basically on. (Although I should add they are taking care to abide by the rules and are making sure not to contact him directly.) If that means trading for an impressive vet, yeah, they’re certainly gonna try.”
Amico also went on to suggest that while he doesn’t know who exactly the Cavaliers will target in free agency, the only player he can certainly say the Cavs will have interest in is James.
Of course, James is still a member of the Miami Heat and has not given any indication that he plans to exercise the early termination clause in his contract. If he does, he’ll hit the open market (though can still re-sign with the Heat) but if not, he’ll remain in South Beach for one more season before becoming an unrestricted free agent.