After LeBron James decided to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers this offseason, the NBA icon stated that he wished he would have done the 2010 ‘Decision’ differently.
While James stated that he still would have left to join the Miami Heat (and frankly, who wouldn’t have given the preconceived plans with Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade), he didn’t like the way he ditched Cleveland on national television. Of course, that wasn’t his intention and the whole ‘Decision’ was for charity, but he certainly left his native state with egg all over their face.
Wanting to right his wrong, LeBron James of course decided to leave the Miami Heat after two NBA championships and re-join the Cleveland Cavaliers. But some were a little perplexed that he was only willing to sign a two-year contract. Was he planning to leave again? Or was it James simply putting himself in position for the next CBA?
According to Sam Amico of Fox Sports, it was likely for the CBA as he does not believe LeBron James will ever leave the Cleveland Cavaliers in free agency (or at least during the prime of his career).
He is never leaving the Cavs. I will place my entire career/reputation on that.
It’s pretty difficult to imagine LeBron putting the Cleveland Cavaliers franchise through this more than once, so it’s understandable to think he probably won’t ever leave in free agency again. Of course, nice as that sentiment is, I’m sure most would have preferred James just sign a maximum contract to alleviate any potential thought.