LeBron James Heading Back to Cleveland in 2014, According to Latest Rumors

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Is LeBron James planning on packing up those talents and sending them first class back home to Cleveland? Rumors are swirling that the Cleveland Cavaliers are eager to target their old star in 2014 when James has the option to be a free agent again, On ESPN this morning, Chris Broussard said he wouldn't be surprised if it happened.

The rumor started innocuously enough. In a trade deadline article in The Akron Beacon Journal, reporter Jason Lloyd dropped this little nugget:
Executives and agents around the league are convinced the Cavaliers won't do anything to jeopardize their ability to sign a free agent to a max contract during the summer of 2014, when LeBron James can again become a free agent. As fans in Northeast Ohio continue to howl and remain divided about the possibility of his return, more and more people around the league believe there is a strong possibility James will indeed return to Cleveland after next season.
Then Broussard dropped this on SportsCenter today:
"I haven't spoken to LeBron, but I think there's a good chance he goes back to Cleveland in 2014.

Don't be surprised. LeBron James loves Northeast Ohio, still lives there in the summer and would love to make it right with that region.

I think there's a good chance he goes back and I said this when he first left: 'Don't be surprised if LeBron James returns to Cleveland.'

I'm telling you, 'Don't be surprised.'"
The rumors come in tandem with whispers that the situation in the Miami Heat locker room is pretty tense right now during their current road-game slog.

"The Heat are out of focus and they're sniping," writes ESPN's Brian Windhorst. "At their coach, Erik Spoelstra. At each other. Probably at their friends and loved ones, too."

Let's remember a few things right now:

1. No one ever really knows what the hell LeBron James is ever going to do. Most people in the press didn't actually think he'd end up in Miami until a day before it happened.

2. But people sure do love finding excuses to talk about LeBron James and pretend they think they know what the hell he is going to do.

3. The summer of 2014 is 18 months from now.

4. The Cavaliers are not in any better shape to win a championship, even with LeBron, than they were the last time he was there.

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antwonharrell76
antwonharrell76

Why would lebron stay with a team the heat thatcouldnt get a 3 peat and they getting old wade knees bad bosh aint no factor the whole bench is free agents cleveland got a way better younger squad then Miami and Cleveland got the number one pick really you heat fans

ramseyg
ramseyg

first of all FUCK the Heat. we all remember that the Heat need laborn to win. And when labron go back to the cavs he going to have help. everyone know the cavs have the ROY from last year. we have a better shot with laborn on cavs to when a title in 2 yr from now. then the Heat will have. cavs have young players that can play bball.

Jeremie Fuson
Jeremie Fuson

if the cavs would spend some $ and get him help he would win there as well. he cant do it all himself

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

And today in sports, a black man somewhere ran with a ball and jumped with a ball and threw a ball and people got really excited as if they hadn't seen it a million times before... ...Next, we'll pretend like we can predict the weather

D.f. Basora
D.f. Basora

Well lets see...seven years with the loser cavs= loads of unfulfilled promises from their mgmt and, uh...ZERO FUCKING RINGS! His second year here = CHAMPIONSHIP & A RING! You do the fuckin math

Leslie Hudler
Leslie Hudler

No! After how they treated him? He not goin anywhere

Jonathan Knopf
Jonathan Knopf

Erez... If he does go back I'll root for him in Cleveland, not cry like a little bitch and burn his jersey when he leaves. I still have my Lebron James Cavs jersey.

Jose Garcia
Jose Garcia

lmaoooo...get off Lebron dick...people..... Joel J Rizo Raul De La Fe BUT WHY YALLZ MAD THO'

Ferny Prego
Ferny Prego

Anyone who actually thinks Lebron would go back to Cleveland is out of their mind. Why would you go back to a team that hasn't done anything in order to put themselves in a position to win a ring??? Why would he leave Miami, the team who gave him his first ring? It's obvious that he wants to win championships, and Cleveland ain't winning a ring any time within the next decade.

Antonio Casanovas
Antonio Casanovas

This is exactly how Cleveland fans reacted when free agency rumors started 2 years before his contract was up...don't be surprised if/when he leaves Heat bandwagoners

SethPlatt
SethPlatt topcommenter

People move from Ohio to South Florida not the other way around.

I don't buy it, but the HEAT do look unfocused right now.

Erez Ahituv
Erez Ahituv

i love everything about this article Patrick Aristegui Jonathan Knopf

Chris Leyva
Chris Leyva

load of bull, made up probably by some cavs fan with high hopes, the cavs can go sink in a black hole for all i care, all lebron is interested in is helping poor kids in ohio, not playing for a shitty team

John-Claude Wright
John-Claude Wright

his contract runs till 2015 i think with a player option for 2016

ray_nwo
ray_nwo

He will retire as A HEAT. 

Palangana
Palangana topcommenter

Give me a break.

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