With virtually no guaranteed money invested on players after next summer, the storied franchise will have the financial flexibility to relocate the 28-year-old James to Los Angeles alongside any available teammates he desires.
Averaging 26.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.3 assists over 76 contests, the 6-foot-8, 250 pound James led the Heat to consecutive crowns last month.
Primarily considered a villain since abandoning Cleveland, the 2012 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year is rapidly regaining popularity and making a case for being the greatest performer ever on the hardwood.
However, if “King James” goes to La-La Land, the youngest player to ever win four MVP awards will again be viewed as a notorious heel.
James should attempt to capture multiple more Larry O’Brien Trophies as a member of the Heat and retire in South Beach around 2020.
Should the native Ohioan choose to bolt, the Cavaliers would be the lone organization that James could compete for without facing an ugly backlash.
Nevertheless, considering the future Hall of Famer’s relationship with Cavs owner Dan Gilbert, it is unlikely that James will return to Cleveland.
Dismissing the idea of brining the Lakers their 17th title, LeBron James should remain with the Miami Heat for the next decade.by