Friday , Sep , 11 , 2009 Oly Sandor

Does Mom know best? Gloria James suggests LeBron will resign with Cleveland

LeBron James has said little about what he’ll do when his contract runs out next July and he becomes an unrestricted free agent. For years, media, fans, and even executives have heard almost daily speculation and rumour about the three-man’s future. So Gloria James’ comments are worth noting for a couple of reasons. First, she has access to ‘The Man’, which means she’s privy to personal information and private insight the rest of us don’t have …


Does Mom know best? Gloria James suggests LeBron will resign with ClevelandBreaking NBA News mixed with analysis …

Their News: "Knick fans who are counting on LeBron James to join the hapless team after his contract with the Cleveland Cavalier expires next year had better have a Plan B.

The hoops star’s mother, Gloria, told Page Six it’s not happening. “He’s a hometown boy,” she said. “LeBron grew up in Akron, Ohio, but his home now is Cleveland.” (New York Post)

My Quick Gut Reaction: When in doubt listen to mom.

LeBron James has said little about what he’ll do when his contract runs out next July and he becomes an unrestricted free agent. For years, media, fans, and executives have heard speculation and rumor about the three-man’s future.

But Gloria James’ comments are worth noting for a couple of reasons. First, she has access to ‘The Man’, which means she’s privy to personal information and private insight the rest of us don’t get.

Second, she’s absolutely right: her son is loyal. Remember, he fired his agents, the Goodwin brothers, and partnered with high school friends to establish the King James conglomerate. For years, this group has successfully functioned as a self-contained unit, building and running the brand of LeBron James.

His loyalty extends beyond business. For instance, James has always been a good teammate, standing up for his fellow Cavaliers on and off court. And James has never forgotten his home state of Ohio, giving back to local charities.

There’s a saying that ‘moms know best’. Cleveland fans surely hope this is case with LeBron James and ‘The Great Free Agent Chase of 2010‘. 

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