After the San Antonio Spurs easily dispatched of the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals in five games, winning the last three games in blowout fashion, many have began to question the future of forward LeBron James.
James can exercise his Early Termination Option and become an unrestricted free and there are a few who believe he is seriously entertaining the idea of moving on.
Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders believes Miami is the best place for James.
I think too many people look at the results of the Finals are the sum of the process. The HEAT went to the Finals four straight years. They were the best team in the East again. The problem is they don’t have much on the bench. Their roster clears out this summer and they can re-load.
The part that everyone overlooks is that LeBron is happy in Miami. He has a coach, a team president and an owner that he is really happy with and they have delivered exactly what they said they would.
The big difference in Cleveland and in Miami is that LeBron was a little less mature, he did not have the belief in his coaches or his ownership that he does in Miami.
Why is Miami the best place for him? Because anyone who could obtain him has fair more questions surrounding them than the HEAT do.
It far more likely that other players join him in Miami, than him leaving for another team.
James averaged 27.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 1.6 steals per game while shooting 56.7% from the field, 37.9% from three and 75.0% from the charity stripe this season.