LeBron James signed a short two-year deal, one that even allows for James to opt out of and become a free agent after this season, with the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer. That has led some to speculate that James could possibly leave Cleveland if things go sour and sign with another team in a year or two.
Well, if he didn’t make it clear enough that he is a Cavalier for the long haul when he announced his free agency decision in Sports Illustrated in July, LeBron drove that point home during his homecoming party in Akron on Friday.
LeBron James arrives to his rally/event, says of Akron: “This is where I’m from, this is where I’m gonna be.” pic.twitter.com/ovCq1wVaPn
— Sam Amico (@SamAmicoFSO) August 8, 2014
LeBron on opt-out in contract: “I don’t plan on going anywhere. I don’t have the energy to do it again.” Says it’s a business decision. — Sam Amico (@SamAmicoFSO) August 8, 2014
LeBron also spoke about what it would mean for him to win a title as a Cavalier.
LeBron says if he can win a championship w/the Cavaliers, “it will be the greatest achievement of my life.”
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) August 8, 2014
These comments shouldn’t surprise most people. It would be a horrible public relations move for LeBron to leave the Cavs again after he centered his return to the team on the idea of going home and playing for the Ohio fans.
LeBron James is a Cleveland Cavalier and that will be the case for the remainder of his career.