LeBron James Hopes the Cleveland Cavaliers Retire His Jersey Someday

by March 19, 2014

Things didn’t end well for LeBron James and the Cavs, but the superstar forward hopes that time will eventually heal all wounds. James wants Cleveland to raise his jersey to the rafters once he retires, even though the possibility of playing back home again seems highly unlikely. Per the Akron Beacon Journal:

“It’s not for me to really be concerned about or to even think about,” James said. “It’s something we all as professional athletes dream about is to be able to have your jersey retired in any building with any franchise you played for. That means you were able to be successful both on and off the floor. So we’ll see.”

James remains the Cavs’ all-time scoring leader and provided the franchise with its best seasons in team history, but his exit strategy four years ago has left open the question when — or if — the team will one day retire his jersey.

As for his intentions this summer, James was asked directly if he wants to play for the Cavs again.

“For right now, it’s too hard for me to think about,” he said. “There’s 20 or less games until we gear up for no-sleep two months, hopefully. For me to try to take my mind somewhere else when I know what’s on the way is almost impossible.”