The Cleveland Cavaliers are undoubtedly the biggest losers of the NBA offseason. They lost the best basketball player on the planet and responded not by burning everything to the ground, but by giving Kevin Love a $120 million contract. The play? Apparently gun for something around an eight seed, which is a best-case scenario for a team featuring K-Love, Lakers castoffs (Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance), JR Smith, and Collin Sexton.
This is going to go poorly (just a hunch), but there might be something to look forward to in 2022 after years of suckage — LeBron James‘ second return! Maybe. Bron Bron, who signed for four years with the Lakers, told the Associates Press he doesn’t “close the book on anything”:
LeBron was not aware the #Cavs will retire his jersey. Said he would not close door on coming back and playing in Cleveland.
— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) July 30, 2018
As far as basketball, the 33-year-old superstar said the decision to leave Cleveland again was difficult, but he didn’t rule out a second homecoming with the Cavaliers.
“Listen, I don’t close the chapter on anything or close the book on anything,” James said when asked if he would return to Cleveland to end his career. “But hopefully I can sit there one day and watch my jersey go up into the rafters, that’s for sure.”
LeBron’s son will graduate high school in 2022 and the one-and-done rule that requires players to go to college (or sit out a year/play elsewhere) could be long gone. The Land could have both the James’ assuming Bron Jr. is a legit prospect in four years, the Cavs are crappy enough to draft him, Bron Sr. can still hoop after all that mileage, and Bron Sr. wants to leave LA for Cleveland.