LeBron James became who he is because of his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Is it possible that we see King James return to his old team?
LeBron James left the Cavaliers in 2010 to form a super team in Miami with Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. His reasoning back then was simple. The Cavaliers hadn’t surrounded James with a good enough supporting cast for him to win meaningful games and titles.
LeBron quickly became the villain of the league as fans hated him for taking the easy way out. However, he would return back to Cleveland in 2014, teaming up with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. He lived up to his promise as he brought Cleveland a championship after the greatest comeback in Finals history, winning after being down to the 73-9 Warriors.
The narrative had shifted again, he was back to being the darling of the league. After Kyrie, James once more felt pressure to leave, and he teamed up with Anthony Davis in Los Angeles where he’s had an up-and-down tenure. However, could we see LeBron go back to his old team?
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Could LeBron James Finish His Career With The Cleveland Cavaliers? Stephen A. Smith Entertains The Possibility
Currently, James has signed an extension with the Lakers that lasts until the 2022-23 season. Nobody knows about the King’s plans after 2023 because so much is still on the table.
Will LeBron retire? Will LeBron finish his career for the Los Angeles Lakers? Nobody knows the answers to these questions as they haven’t even begun to be discussed with LeBron or anyone on the Lakers team.
However, if there was even the slightest possibility of James leaving, Stephen A. Smith believes only one team fits the bill: The Cleveland Cavaliers. In an episode of First Take, Stephen A. Smith said: “I believe the only place he would ever go back to is Cleveland”
James was born and raised in Akron, Ohio, and he’s spent a great deal of his career there, not to mention the off-court work he’s done for the community. So, Cleveland does seem like a great possibility if LeBron was to ever leave. Would he though?
“I can’t see that happening; I think this is it. Especially since Anthony Davis signed here because Anthony Davis is here, LeBron has a lot to do with that. That’s the guy LeBron wanted; that’s the guy Klutch Sports wanted. He’s in LA, they got their man. We know when they’re healthy, they’re championship caliber.”
Well, so much for raising Cavs fans hopes who thought there might be a chance that James would return. However, wilder things have happened in the NBA, and if James feels satisfied with his career after 2023, he may see it fit to return to his hometown.