Would LeBron earn respect from me if he goes back to Cleveland? I don't know, but I would be happy for many of friends and family who still leave in northeast Ohio. Some of my friends who still live in the area don't want him back, but that's a select crowd. Fans in Ohio want him back more than they don't. I was a Cavs fan for a second when I was growing up in Ohio. When Larry Nance, Mark Price, and Brad Daugherty ran the show in Cleveland. I was born to love the Celtics, but I always had a soft spot for the hometown team.
I moved away from Ohio a year before LeBron was drafted to Cleveland. But I knew how much he meant to the northeast Ohio. In the back of my mind I've always had a dislike for James, but I also had hoped that he would bring joy to my family and friends in Ohio who loved the Cavs. I wished them the best when it came to winning a title. Not when the Cavs and Celtics battled, but at some point and time, and that time could be now.
"LeBron James has narrowed his choices down to the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski during an appearance on Fox Sports Live."
Wojnarowski is as reliable as they come. However, I’m always skeptical taking these reports third-hand. I didn’t see the TV segment, so I don’t know exactly what he said. It’s possible something has gotten lost in the game of telephone.
But if LeBron has narrowed his choices to just Miami and Cleveland, that shouldn’t surprise anyone.
The Heat opened free agency as heavy favorites to retain LeBron. He’s repeatedly expressed satisfaction in what Miami has accomplished while he’s played there.
Since, the door has opened, and the Cavaliers get mentioned more and more.
At this point, I’d be pretty surprised if he signs anywhere but Miami or Cleveland. If Wojnarowski actually said that, I’d be shocked if LeBron signs anywhere but Miami or Cleveland.
I think James has a better team in Cleveland. I know there young, but they've done a decent job, besides wasting the 2013 number one pick. They made up for it this year with Wiggins. The next Scottie Pippen.