There’s been a great deal about LeBron James leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers the second time around. Aside from Kevin Durant, James seems to be the center of the league’s attention due to his upcoming free agency status.
There is a logical reason for both NBA fans and insiders to consider the possible departure of James from Cleveland. If you were to recount, in the past days there have been cryptic messages that LBJ has been posting to his social media account, which somehow fuels these NBA rumors.
Even Stephen A. Smith of ESPN is convinced of the great possibility that James would be moving out from his current team. On his statement via News Everyday, Smith stated that:
“What everybody who’s close to him continuously reminds me of is: ‘don’t you dare take LeBron for granted or think he’s trapped into staying in Cleveland just because he came back. Don’t put it past him that he’ll get so annoyed that he’ll leave again if he feels like he’s being taken for granted, ran into the ground and, essentially, misused.”
Such statement especially coming from a credible source could be troubling for most LBJ and Cavs fans. However, it’s not just the idea that some of James’ closest associates are considering the rumors that make it plausible. But the fact that James was able to leave once reminds us of a reality that he might do it again.
However, in contrast to the widespread belief that James will once again betray the Cavs, another sports journalist shut down the idea. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports claimed that James will not actualize any rumors and move to other teams.
“If LeBron James leaves Cleveland, here’s where he goes: infamy… 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 shared via prosportsdaily.
Weighing both diametrically opposed views regarding James’ possible free agency move, one cannot help but be confused about all these speculations lurking in the background. Guess we would just have to wait until the fat lady sings to find out where James’ loyalty actually lies.
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