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Thursday, December 18, 2014

LeBron: Where Does He Go Now?

After losing to the Boston Celtics on Thursday night and getting knocked out of the NBA playoffs, the main question on NBA fans’ minds now is where does LeBron James go in free agency? LeBron’s Cavs failed to reach the NBA Finals for the second straight year but the two time MVP will have his choice of suitors.

There are several teams in the league that need a player and a leader like King James. Right now, the focus from the media is on the New York Knicks or the Chicago Bulls as options for LeBron’s new home. Chicago cleared its payroll during the regular season so it would have the means to obtain a superstar like LeBron or Dwyane Wade. Chicago has talent that may prove to work well with the King. They offer rising stars in Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah and they will be getting a new head coach that will hopefully develop this talent even further.

On the other hand, you can’t a bigger stage than playing in New York. And if the King was able to make people watch Cavs games, imagine what he could do in the Big Apple.  On top of that, the Knicks have the means to give him the money he wants. The people of New York have written LeBron a love letter telling him how much they want him too. They’re not alone — Chicago would love to have him as well.

As much as we talk about free agency, LeBron could always just stay in Cleveland. The Cavs, the fans, and the city of Cleveland wants him to stay. Plus, LeBron grew up in Akron, Ohio, so if he chooses another team he’ll be leaving behind his family and the place where he grew up. Additionally, Cleveland’s economy pretty much rests on his shoulders — if he leaves they lose a lot of money. I’m not a mind reader so I can’t tell you what’s going his head. But I do know that he said he wants to win and the team he’s a part of now isn’t going to be much different next season. You do the math.

Sources:
Tell LeBron James you want him to Stay [Cleveland.com]
New York City is fit for a King with 8 million loyal fans [NY Daily News]



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