LeBron James has successfully ended the title drought of the Cleveland Cavaliers after beating the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night at the Oracle Arena.
LeBron James won the unanimous Finals MVP award for the third time after establishing an impressive performance in the NBA Finals. Now that the 2015-16 NBA season is officially over, what is next for ‘The King’?
“I came back for a reason,” James said. “I came back to bring a championship to our city. I knew what I was capable of doing. I knew what I learned in the last couple years that I was gone, and I knew if I had to — when I came back — I knew I had the right ingredients and the right blueprint to help this franchise get back to a place that we’ve never been. That’s what it was all about.”
The Cavaliers small forward has a player option for the 2016-17 NBA season. This means that he has the opportunity to decline his player option and become a free agent on July 1. However, there has been no confirmation regarding his decision this summer.
After the Cleveland Cavaliers were down in a 1-3 deficit, there are various rumors surrounding the team and LeBron James. There are rumors saying that James will be forcing the management to trade Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love and replace them with Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony. Some said that LeBron James will be leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers and play for another team next season.
Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical believes that LeBron James will be leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers once he succeeds to give them a championship title.
“One more victory, one more magnificent night at Oracle Arena, and James will get to run off with his buddies again somewhere warm. Miami. Los Angeles. Wherever. There’s a restlessness about James that craves the next big move, the next power play. Franchises are on watch again, believing nothing’s forever in Northeast Ohio. Sooner or later, there’s a belief that James comes into play again, a line of thinking that his inner circle has done nothing to dissuade. As for James himself, well, he has gone so far as to publicly describe an end-of-career scenario that doesn’t include Cleveland.” Woj said.
Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical predicts that ‘The King’ will be returning to the Miami Heat to reunite with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. The former Heat ‘Big Three’ has won two consecutive NBA titles in 2012 and 2013. However, the decision relies on LeBron James whether he will choose to continue his legacy in Cleveland or play for another team next season.
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