But James’ own words in the run up to now, (he can become a free agent at midnight Sunday) told Clevelanders he was here for good this time.
Houston didn’t want to see James decline his option because it essentially removed the Rockets from the equation. Houston would have to gut their roster to even make this possible and it’s extremely unlikely any of the parties involved would be in favor of that.
CLEVELAND- LeBron James has until 11:50 p.m. ET Friday to opt in or decline the previous year of his contract with the Cavs.
Of the teams other than Cleveland expected to be serious contenders for James, that leaves only the Los Angeles Lakers – although the Philadelphia 76ers could also conceivably clear enough cap space to accommodate such salary.
With reports, rumors, whispers, and buzz about James trying to team up with other superstars, no one is quite sure what’s next for the NBA’s best player.
LeBron James is back on the market.
There is a huge amount of excitement around the city of Los Angeles for the possibility that James could be headed to the Lakers.
Kawhi Leonard has reached out to James, expressing interest in playing together, according to a report from Yahoo Sports’ Jordan Schultz.
James just completed his 15th National Basketball Association season, and it may have been his best yet.
What will LeBron James say to Cleveland if he leaves the Cavaliers again? James has been much more proactive in past summers working with the Cavs than he has.
The bottomline: James’ options are basically down to teams with cap space.
LA Clippers owner and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discusses the recent protests enveloping the National Football League, but said that the NBA rules are clear: Players must stand during the anthem, and if they don’t, there could be consequences.
The Sixers have invested a lot of time, money, and energy to get here, and in some cases have withheld those same things in order to make sure they could arrive here on time.