The LeBron James Free Agency storyline hasn’t even started. With some players like Carmelo Anthony taking visits and Kyle Lowry, Marcin Gortat and others agreeing to contracts, James sits idly by. Most expected that James, Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade would just return to the Heat after Pat Riley scooped up some other players. Reports started that Bosh and Wade would take huge pay cuts to give the Heat the chance to sign either a big free agent or a number of smaller ones. That quickly was refuted by Bosh’s agent.
Now Lil Wayne, in a story published on XXL Magazine’s online site has weighed in:
“I think ‘Bron going back home,” said Weezy, meaning that he thinks James will head back to the Cavaliers. “Especially with [NBA point guard] Kyrie [Irving] signing that extension…I think ‘Bron might go to Cleveland, and you might see a [Chris] Bosh or somebody like that follow him.”
Lil Wayne, like everyone else, is in the dark most likely and is just giving his guess. Yet rumors and reports continue to come out that things in Miami may not be as simple as we once expected. Just prior to the Wayne information came this tweet from someone who has some pulse of the Heat situation:
From what I'm hearing there's a "good chance" LeBron James leaves the Miami Heat
— Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) July 3, 2014
Of all the possible options the Cavs seem like the most likely. A young team with shooters where James doesn’t have to do everything himself and can rely on others. An offensive system that is creative enough to use him well while also resting him with David Blatt. His wife gets to return home. And the Cavs would still have the resources to sign and trade or straight trade for another player, Kevin Love, Gordon Hayward or others come to mind, to join Kyrie Irving, Andrew Wiggins and James.
What do you think of Lil Wayne’s prediction?