Perhaps, but it’s more likely that he’s just having a bit of care-free fun, remembering his past, and paying homage to a former great – or something like that.
Given Thompson’s contract holdout and the stalemate that’s existed between him and the Cavs for months, it may seem like James, Thompson’s friend who (like Thompson) is represented by agent Rich Paul, hasn’t made much of a difference.
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Williams wasn’t a good one-on-one defender in his first stint with the Cavs and he’s only gotten older, but he’s a very good midrange jump shooter, which is something Cleveland lacked last season.
He’s withstood the slings and arrows of fortunate and a fickle sports media alike, not just surviving, but thriving.
Now in his 30s, LeBron is still evolving. And while he’s slowing down in a few ways, in others he’s still improving.
“Hopefully a few resolve can happen sooner than later”, James added.
While the motor may no longer rev as high as it did when he was a 26-year old whirling dervish, James’ first and most recent Finals trips in Cleveland shows how far he’s come as a player.
The Cavs forward said Monday night after the team’s Wine and Gold scrimmage in Cleveland that he will likely play at Cintas Center then rest for the Thursday game in Philadelphia.
After making a 33-foot 3-pointer and throwing down a dunk in his 10 minutes Monday, the 30-year-old was all smiles following a scrimmage in front of a lot of fans who don’t get to attend regular-season games.
LeBron wore No. 6 in both the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, so both before and after his departure from the Cavaliers.
Cook also had three points, four assists and two turnovers. Cleveland lost to Golden State 4-2 in the National Basketball Association Finals in June. That, however, comes with a threat that Thompson will not re-sign with the Cavs next year.