LeBron James Plans to Re-Sign With Cleveland This Summer

by June 22, 2016

Relax, Cavs fans: LeBron James isn’t going anywhere.

Not this summer, anyhow.

The NBA Finals MVP says he plans to re-up in Cleveland and defend the franchise’s first title.

LeBron also hinted Wednesday that it’s unlikely we’ll see him at the Rio Olympics.

Per the NEOMG:

“I love it here. I love being here. I love my teammates,” James said moments before he boarded a float at The Q for the Cavs’ championship parade through downtown Cleveland. “Obviously my agent will take care of all the logistical things but, I’m happy. I’ve got no plans to go nowhere at this point.”

 

James, 31, can become a free agent if he decides not to exercise the one-year, $24 million player’s option in his contract. He will all but certainly decline the option on June 29 so he can get a raise from the Cavs — he can make upwards of $30 million next season under a new contract.

 

“This is the happiest time in my life right now,” James said.