If the NBA were smart, LeBron James would be a free agent every season. The Decision, Part II, has been more compelling than the entire regular season and the first two rounds of the playoffs combined.
Even the most casual fan is checking Twitter to see if James is going back to Miami, or returning to Clevleand to handle unfinished business.
If James doesn’t return to the north shore, it won’t be for a lack of effort from the Cavs.
Fox Sports writer Sam Amico summarized the Cavs’ efforts to impress James’ agent Rich Paul in his most recent column.
“Paul has not led the Cavs in any specific direction, but sources said he has made them aware he’s impressed with their ideas to improve the team.”
One of those ideas is for Bosh to come to Cleveland. The big man wants a max contract, and Cleveland could move things around to sign two max deals, according to Amico.
“The Cavaliers could also potentially become players in the Bosh sweepstakes should James return to Cleveland. It is possible that’s something the Cavs expressed to James’ agent, Rich Paul, when the sides met earlier in the week.”
Paul has served as James’ gatekeeper, meeting with representatives from Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Cleveland and Miami. As Brian Windhorst reported, nobody really knows what James wants, besides a max contract.