‘I think it would be great, it would be fun to play in front of these fans again,’ James said after the Heat’s practice Thursday at Quicken Loans Arena. ‘I had a lot of fun times here. You can’t predict the future. Hopefully you continue to stay healthy. I’m here as a Miami player and I’m happy where I am now but I don’t rule that out in any sense. If I decide to come back, hopefully the fans will accept me.’
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: LeBron James, let it die.
Eighteen months ago, James killed Cleveland and the Cavaliers by leaving as a free agent for the Miami Heat.
Worst of all, he announced his decision on national television, turning the process into a spectacle.
James was criticized all last year for this choice; his reputation has never recovered with fans, media, and even peers.
Sadly, the Cavaliers suffered through a brutal 2011, and had to watch James’ Heat advance to the NBA finals -only to lose to the Dallas Mavericks.
There is hope, though. The Cavaliers drafted star point guard Kyrie Irving first overall and power forward Tristan Thompson fourth overall.
Instead of recognizing his former team has moved on, instead of recognizing how wrong he was, James mentioned returning.
Yeah, sure. One day pigs will fly. One day hell will freeze over. And one day Commissioner Stern will apologize for how the NBA treated Seattle and Vancouver.
This is about James’ ego. He wants to ride in on his white horse and save Cleveland. Of course, James’ comments are a distraction to the Heat, who are attempting to win a championship.
James should move on. Clearly, Cleveland has.
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