Just a few days ago there were rumors suggesting that the Cleveland Cavaliers had given up their pursuit to sign LeBron James. It made sense since it seemed as if James re-signing with the Miami Heat looked like the most logical conclusion.
However, on Sunday afternoon rumors began to swirl that not only could LeBron James decide to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers but that such an idea was actually very plausible. In fact, it’s so plausible that former ESPN scribe Chris Sheridan says his source informed him there’s a 75 percent chance he returns to his former franchise.
While many have suggested that James returning to the Cavaliers is now a possibility, Sheridan is one of the first to actually put some type of number on it and it’s shockingly high.
Of course, this could all be a ploy from his agent and team as they attempt to scare the Miami Heat into improving their roster since the Cavaliers are one of the few teams James would likely considering playing for and one of the only who has enough cap room to sign him outright.
On the flip side, not many believed LeBron James would have left the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010 to sign with the Miami Heat so he’s proven himself to be unpredictable in free agency. Still, leaving a franchise who has made four straight trips to the NBA Finals (and won two of them) is an extremely risky move. Granted, the Cavaliers do have a solid young roster that is only going to get better with time, but will that be enough to sway him?