James and the Cavs suffered their latest humiliation Tuesday night, a 116-98 road loss to the Orlando Magic, but LeBron says he is in Cleveland “for the long haul.”
— Joe Vardon (@joevardon) February 7, 2018
LBJ will likely enter into free agency at season’s end, and there’s a growing sense that he’ll bolt from the Cavs for a second time.
“I’m here for the long haul,” James said after a 116-98 loss to the Orlando Magic. “I’m here for this season right now, try to figure out ways we can still compete. I couldn’t give up on my teammates like that. I couldn’t do that. I just couldn’t do it.
“I owe it to my teammates to finish this season out no matter how it ends up. I would never waive my no-trade clause.”
There has been no indication publicly that [Dan] Gilbert wants to trade James, and a team official said last month James was the one player the Cavs absolutely would not deal.