LeBron James has reasons beyond basketball to return at Cleveland Cavaliers this summer. The Miami Heat targeted James and Kevin Durant in the upcoming free agency, but sources reveal the OKC All-Star is also unlikely to make a move to Eastern Conference.
James revealed in an interview on Sunday at Oakland ahead of the Game 5 of the NBA Finals that a much-discussed return to South Florida as reported by the Sports Rageous last week was in the cards, but he has more reasons to stay back at North Ohio.
“Well, for me, I think from a basketball standpoint, that’s one of the reasons why I came back, but it’s not the main reason I came back,” LeBron James said, according to the Sun-Sentinel. “It wasn’t the only reason I came back, and there wasn’t just one reason why I came back.”
Earlier James left the Cavs and joined Miami Heat in 2010 free agency and returned to his hometown Cleveland four years later. Heat lost the NBA Finals of 2014 to San Antonio Spurs. James left for Cleveland a month later.
“Then from a basketball standpoint,” James continued Sunday, “yeah, I mean, that’s always been my goal since I was drafted in 2003. I was drafted in 2003, my goal was to bring a championship to Cleveland, and it hasn’t changed. When I left, my goal was to bring a championship to Miami. That didn’t change. And when I came back, it hasn’t changed.”
Kevin Durant unlikely to consider Miami in free agency
Will Kevin Durant consider Miami Heat in free agency? Durant is expected to meet some rival teams before making his impending free agency decision like the Spurs and the Warriors, as reported by the Sports Rageous on Saturday.
Rather Durant will be considering a move to the Lakers and Celtics this summer and win a title to solidify his place in the NBA history.
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