LeBron James made a triumphant return to Cleveland last season, leading them to trip in the NBA Finals before losing out to the Golden State Warriors in six games. According to the latest NBA rumors, James may be coming back to Miami even if he leads the Cavaliers wins that elusive championship.
There was a lot speculation surrounding James and the city of Cleveland back in the regular season when he started posting cryptic tweets about the team. He also unfollowed the Cavs’ on Twitter and expressed the desire to play alongside his superstar friends Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade.
Even one of the closest people to James hinted at a possibility of leaving Cleveland for Miami if the Cavaliers don’t win a title this year or if the team treats him unfairly. Nonetheless, the 31-year-old superstar stopped all the shenanigans and led his team to the Eastern Conference Finals against the Toronto Raptors.
However, Stephen A. Smith mentioned on ESPN First Take that there is still a chance that James leaves Cleveland again and join the Miami Heat. He noted that the King never promised Cleveland that he will stay if they win an NBA title.
“LeBron James promised the city of Cleveland, ‘I’m coming back to bring you that elusive title that has escaped this city since 1964.’ He never said anything about staying once he does accomplish that,” Smith said via NBC Sports.
“I’m in Miami last week. I’m in Miami a few months ago. Skip Bayless, I’m hearing about a return to Miami if this man wins. He ain’t going nowhere if he loses. But, if he wins, his options are open. LA, but especially Miami, a return to South Beach,” he added.
The Cavaliers are in the midst of a suddenly tough Eastern Conference Finals matchup against the Toronto Raptors. The series is now tied at 2-2 following a Raptors 105-99 win on Monday.
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