The location of LeBron James‘ pending announcement is really no big deal.
LeBron James announced in his first decision that he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat in Connecticut. The second decision was announced via a print article on Sports Illustrated’s website.
There are two main things that came from those facts. The first is that James’ first decision was not in Miami or any city in the running for him at the time of the first announcement. Meanwhile, everyone around a piece of technology was able to know about his decision via a different medium when he returned back to Ohio.
That said, James was vacationing but had recently arrived back in the United States, specifically Los Angeles.
The only slight pause of doubt regarding James’ future is that the main competitor for Cleveland is the Los Angeles Lakers. Assuming they were to sign him, James would need a significant roster overhaul to compete out west? Even if/when that happens, does he really want to go through that knowing Cleveland just played in the finals?
James had repeatedly relayed to people that winning and family are the priorities this time. Well, he cannot win in Los Angeles and Cleveland is home (even though he has a residence out in L.A. too), so this is a no-brainer, right? Hopefully, and in a matter of time, we receive the news that he is returning to Cleveland.
The Lakers are making moves to clear more space but the Cavs can make the best offer. However, it is more than just about the cash. James does not need it. He is focusing on other aspects of the best basketball-wise case scenario.
The last two announcements were made in unique fashion. What is up James’ sleeve this time? Could whatever be tied into flying in California?
Perhaps but that should not lead to assumptions but understandably are. Otherwise, James would have been in South Beach the first time and incorporated northeast Ohio the second. Cleveland is still in a great position to bring him back and nothing can change that.
Given the importance of the decision along with knowing how the last two were orchestrated, it simply does not matter how or when James chooses this time around. He could be so bold to go to the Lakers, Cavs, or any other team’s headquarters and give them false hope and sign elsewhere. All that matters is where and for how long.