Cleveland Cavalier's fans are suffering through a tough season right along with the players, but it has been reported by Yahoo Sports on Monday, Jan. 14 that there is some "talk," again, that the former golden child of the Cavs, LeBron James could be making a return to the NBA team in 2014.
Now this is more than likely only wishful thinking than fact for some remaining King James fans in Cleveland, but Yahoo' post appears to be based on the team's Sunday night's loss which leaves the Cavs with a 9-30 record. So this has die-hard Cleveland fans taking the focus off of this season and starting to look ahead into the future.
The year is 2014, the subject is LeBron James' possible homecoming to the Quicken Arena to rebuild his first team's popularity in the NBA. Last week the Cavs announced the cherry on the disappointment sundae, that Anderson "Wild Thing" Varejao would be having surgery to repair a split muscle in his right leg, leaving him off the court for at least two months.
Just before Andy's latest injury, Varejao's big game play made him a top-tier trade chip for Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant, but now his injury finds the Cavs' most attractive available assets include Luke Walton's $6 million expiring contract and a chunk of salary cap space that could absorb a bad contract from a team seeking financial relief in exchange for a possible shot at a first round draft pick.
The summer of 2014's rapid approach now leaves the Cavs very limited. Big wigs around the NBA are allegedly convinced that the Cavs won't be making any big moves in the near future that will jeopardize their free agent signing ability of a max contract in 2014, the same year LeBron James could become a free agent again.
Thing is LeBron James is a very hated man in Cleveland still, but some hopefuls are discussing the chance of the King's return. While the majority of Cleveland has wished nothing but increasing bad luck upon LeBron ever since "The Decision," to take his talents to South Beach," hit Cleveland like a major hurricane.
Question is would the Cavs fan base welcome back LeBron James, or could this the final nail in the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA coffin? Cleveland's "Waiting for Next Year" blog author Scott Sargent has been said to have call this LeBron James rumor "the worst kept secret amongst NBA circles," and claims that it just might not be as crazy as you'd think.
"The LeBron James Return" is basically based on the information surrounding James' early termination option clause in his 2010 contract with the Miami Heat, remember it has been done before.
When LeBron James makes his "decision" to opt out or not, it is a safe bet that NBA teams will be beating down his door with huge offers,and that if history repeats itself LeBron James will make an even bigger spectacle of the event than before, meaning, secrets will be revealed, deals will be broken, and fans will be left to once again suffer the LeBron James decision fallout out.
Can you expect the Cavs to be able to be in the mix? When previously asked about the thoughts of ever returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James said: “I think it would be great. It would be fun to play in front of these fans again. I had a lot fun times in my seven years here. … I’m here as a Miami Heat player, and I’m happy where I am now, but I don’t rule that out in no sense.
“And if I decide to come back, hopefully the fans will accept me.”
Could the scorned Cleveland Cavaliers look past LeBron James' past rejections and non- loyalties to the city that opened their hearts to the young high school basketball phenom, or will they throw an uninterested rejection his way, and how would the Miami Heat fans take it?
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