Unlike most of Lebron's suitors, the Heat now lacks a star to pair him up with, but is an organization James knows very well (he's played four seasons there and won two championships).
James, still focused on the opponent in front of him, lauded the Warriors.
"Now you see (general manager Daryl) Morey talking about it with the Rockets, them trying to team up and do whatever they can to become - what'd he say the other day, that he's a 10 of 10 on obsessed with beating the Warriors?"
One of the Warriors' mainstays remarked about the possibility of James becoming the latest star to join the club.
LeBron James is inarguably one of the best in basketball history, for some people he is the greatest of all time, but his finals record might be the Achilles heel of his legacy. They just think that you go out, and, 'Oh, LeBron, you're bigger and faster and stronger than everybody, you should drive every single time and you should dunk every single play and you should never get exhausted, never.' Like it's a video game and you went on the options and you turned down fatigue all the way to zero and injuries all the way down to zero.
Cleveland can offer James more money - a five-year, US$209 million contract - than anyone else, but the larger issue is what it can do to improve a roster that's now short on title-winning performance.
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And there's also the delicate matter of James' rocky relationship with team owner Dan Gilbert. It's unclear if they can move forward together.
Philadelphia can shed players such as J.J. Redick, Ersan Ilyasova, Amir Johnson and Marco Belinelli to make room for James and start him with a clean slate. "He's more of your partner, really".
"James stands to make about $35 million next season whether he opts out or not". James' squad came close in games three and four, but they got swept at their home court.
It may go down as his crowning achievement, or something he wants to feel again. The Ohio native brought a championship to the Cavaliers in his second stint with the team, but it appears he may end his career in a different jersey.
"The guy is leaving, and I do not know where he is going".
"When I decide what I'm going to do with my future, my family and the folks that have been with me for the last 20 years will have a say-so, " he said.