Cleveland Cavaliers star forward and franchise player LeBron James won’t think of leaving his current team for fears of backlash of that decision, according to a report.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports said that it would be difficult for LeBron James to consider leaving Cleveland for the second time in his career because of how fans will react to his decision.
“If LeBron James leaves Cleveland, here’s where he goes: infamy. And that’ll be the final stop of his NBA career. Absolute infamy if he left Cleveland a second time, which is why you should ignore any threats being made about him using that one-year contract to leave the Cavaliers again. Better than anyone else, James knows the consequences awaiting if he does that again and that’s why you can count on him remaining with the Cavaliers,” Wojnarowski, who is one of the top NBA insiders in the media, said in his “The Vertical” podcast.
LeBron James led the Cavaliers to the franchise’s first championship appearance in 2007 but left Ohio in 2010 in the infamous “The Decision” show on ESPN to join the Miami Heat with Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. The “Big Three” of James, Wade and Bosh led Miami to back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013 but that did not stop LeBron to going home to his hometown Cavaliers in 2010.
LeBron James, who is on a one-year deal with the Cavaliers, will hit free agency again in the upcoming 2016 free agency. He is expected to re-sign with Cleveland but if the team does not win an NBA championship with the presence of stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, James might leave again for another NBA team.
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