In LeBron James rumors, the writer who reported James would return to Cleveland in 2014 now writes he’ll sign elsewhere for 2018-2019.
Chris Sheridan, a long-time NBA scribe who reported LeBron James‘ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014, now writes the greatest player in Cavs’ history is “Gone.”
Sheridan wrote that James’ postgame presser amounted to a farewell address, as free agency awaits the superstar come July.
Sheridan wrote, via GetMoreSports.com.
"“The guy is leaving, and I do not know where he is going. On Twitter, I was asked to take my best guess, but I do not like guessing. The place that makes the most sense to me is Los Angeles, and if I had to make a gun-to-my-head prediction, I would predict the Lakers.”"
Sheridan is pretty plugged in and he’s certainly has the credentials, I just don’t know how you can write someone is leaving and have no idea where they’re going.
Especially when free agency is not even close to playing out and then considering what James said bout his family.
Prior to the game, Marc Stein wrote only “pleading from family” was what it would take for LeBron to stay with the Cavaliers.
But after the game, James said this, via Sheridan.
"“The one thing that I’ve always done is considered, obviously, my family. Understanding especially where my boys are at this point in their age. They were a lot younger the last time I made a decision like this four years ago. I’ve got a teenage boy, a pre-teen and a little girl that wasn’t around as well. So sitting down and considering everything, my family is a huge part of whatever I’ll decide to do in my career, and it will continue to be that.”"
I’ve written a few times now. When you’ve got enough money that future generations of family will be taken care of, rings, MVPs, championships, the little things start to count.
And LeBron Jr. will be an eighth grader come August.
One year and two months from now, he’ll be a freshman. Should he follow his Dad’s footsteps, he’ll be eligible to start for St. Vincent-St. Mary, on the same court his pops made famous.
You can’t put a price on that.
James was probably feeling emotional following the loss in Game 4. He literally carried the Cavs to the Finals when no one outside of Cleveland thought they had a shot of getting there.
It won’t come as a surprise if he leaves, but the Cavs have time to prove that home is the best place to be.
They’ve got to prove it with some savvy moves this offseason, but while I was happy to believe Sheridan’s reports in 2014, I take exception now.
Mainly because he’s writing an opinion. When he wrote of James’ return four years ago, he reported as fact.
And if LeBron doesn’t know yet, how could Cleveland be ruled out?