Two versions of “The Decision” is enough for LeBron James, apparently.
At least that’s what LeBron said during his annual charity event for schoolchildren in Akron on Friday. In addition to saying that he wasn’t going to leave Cleveland again, he also says that his No. 1 goal is bringing an NBA Title to Cleveland.
“My No. 1 goal is to win a championship here; it’d be the greatest achievement in my life,” James said. “I don’t plan on going nowhere. I don’t have the energy to do it again.”
James signed the short-term deal with the Cavs, which can be worth $42 million, with the belief that changes to the salary cap could enable him to significantly increase his salary. The expectation is that the salary cap and max-contract level could jump dramatically in 2016 after new television deals are signed.
“At the end of the day, I’m a businessman as well,” James said. “I know what is going on in the league.”
LeBron James played his first seven seasons of his career in Cleveland empty-handed, when it came to the goal of an NBA Title. In his next four years, in Miami, he made the finals four-straight times and won two chips.
Though, next season he could be lacing up aside his best supporting cast yet (at least on paper). Playing aside Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters, Tristan Thompson, Anderson Varejao, among others, is definitely his most talented supporting cast ever. It’s definitely deeper than anything LeBron ever played with in Miami.
On paper, the Cavaliers are going to be perennial favorites to get to the NBA Finals for a very long time.
As LeBron knows, though, that was never the problem.