It would certainly be another twist in the unexpected and winding career LeBron James has had to this point.
The first time he left Cleveland to go to Miami, people rioted. They burned jerseys and claimed he’d never be welcomed in Cleveland again. That turned out to be false.
According to Jalen Rose, so might his undying commitment to the Cavs.
On a recent episode for First Take, Jalen Rose said that he wouldn’t be surprised if LeBron decided to go play for a team on the west coast before calling it a career.
That would mean either the Lakers, Clippers, Kings or Warriors. The Lakers and Clippers stand as the likeliest destinations.
LeBron has already kept his promise of delivering a championship to Cleveland. He rallied the Cavs from down three games to one, and brought the city its first taste of victory in decades.
With the Cavs seemingly unable to break through the Warriors in this Finals, might he look to go elsewhere?
All due respect to Jalen Rose, but I doubt it. Leaving again would negate the whole reason he came back. How many times can LeBron play the “boy from Akron” card before it wears down the ears of his listeners. The Cavs might not have the firepower to get past the Warriors, but he isn’t going to find more than he already has anywhere else.
Better he take the veteran’s minimum and join Golden State. 82-0 that season, you can bank on that.