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Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 at 9:50 am  |  7 responses

LeBron James Can’t Imagine Leaving Miami at This Point

With free agency a possibility this summer, LeBron James says he cannot envision himself playing for another team. The Miami Heat superstar is enjoying life in South Beach too much to leave, for now. Per the AP:

James made the comments in a wide-ranging interview with NBA TV. The Heat star can choose to become a free agent after this season by exercising an option in the contract he signed when he arrived in Miami during the summer of 2010.

Asked by interviewer Steve Smith if he can picture himself being anywhere else, James did not seem to hesitate before answering.

“At this point, I can’t,” James said. “At this point, I can’t. We don’t know what can happen from now to July, so what I’ve been able to do this whole season to this point is just worry about what’s at hand and that’s winning another championship. And hopefully at the end of this year I can put myself in a position where I can hold that Larry O’Brien Trophy up once again and then I will assess what I have to do with my future after that.”

James discussed several topics in the interview, including what his current sources of motivation are, ways he thinks his game can still improve, how he handles expectations, the struggles of his first season in Miami and his background growing up in Akron, Ohio.

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  • JML-G

    Laker and Cavs fans will stay delusional until its officially over tho

  • berkamore

    Way to go, ‘Bron. At some point, you just have to pick something and stick with it. Can’t always be starting over.

  • JJ Jones

    At least this will.finally end the speculation. Of course should they lose I could see him mulling his options

  • http://www.offthebackboard.wordpress.com/ Off The Backboard

    He’s obviously got a lot to consider with Wade fading away as a player (slowly but surely), but Miami is by far the best option for Lebron. Its an excellent location, players want to come there and sacrifice to win, Mickey Arison is an amazing owner, Riley is a smart exec, and Spo is one of the best coaches in the league (remember when everyone thought he’d be fired 15 games into the 2010 season?). They will retool in no time.

  • JJ Jones

    They could possibly get melo especially with wade looking shaky as the second scoring option

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