Team Lebron has done an excellent job at marketing Lebron James as a brand. With just a day before free agents can actually sign on contracts, Lebron James has the Cavaliers, Nets and Bulls as his ‘options’.
Any of these teams have the capacity to offer huge contracts. What Chicago and New Jersey can never offer Lebron that Cleveland boils down to just one thing- home. Lebron James and his team of overgrown kids may have lured us all into this farce, just enjoying the attention that Lebron has been getting just about from everyone. This is exactly what Lebron James wants, a self-image of greatness. This is what Michael Jordan did not achieve at 25 years old but eventually earned it with six NBA championship rings with the Chicago Bulls.
Cleveland is home for him. He has two Most Valuable Player Awards so far plus several disappearing acts in the NBA playoffs yet the Cavs fans still love him. Moving to another team will only set expectations no less than a championship ring. Why put a lot of pressure on King James when he can just choke or sit back and watch the Cavs fail one playoff after another? Sooner or later, the Cavs just might grab a title or two.
On Thursday, June 8, 2010, do not be surprised when King James finally announces his decision to stay with the Cavs.