LeBron James Gives Cavs ‘Edge’ in Free Agency

by June 02, 2010

by Marcel Mutoni / @marcel_mutoni

Larry King, the iconic, ancient CNN news personality, nabbed the first media interview with the most hyped free agent in NBA history since the Cleveland Cavaliers’ season came to an end. LeBron and Larry sat down at James’ home yesterday, with the interview set to air on Friday night (9pm, est.)

Based on the promotional clips and quotes released by CNN, James (as expected) didn’t give away much about what his plans for the future are, but did hint that Cleveland has “the edge” in re-signing him.

And I suppose, that is newsworthy:

Two-time NBA MVP LeBron James says the Cleveland Cavaliers — his only club in his seven pro seasons — will have an “edge” when they try to keep the likely free-agent-to-be from leaving this summer.

In an interview scheduled to air on CNN Friday night, Larry King asked James whether the Cavaliers have an edge to retain the Ohio native.

“Absolutely,” James said. “Because … this city, these fans, I mean, have given me a lot in these seven years. And, you know, for me, it’s comfortable. So, I’ve got a lot of memories here. And so it does have an edge.”

The Plain Dealer has obtained the interview in its entirety, and posted a lot of it in transcript form on their website. But once again, do not expect any groundbreaking new information.

LeBron James is going to stick to his own, murky script until July 1st, and we will all continue to tune in. Like it or not.