LeBron's Keeping His Throne in Cleveland

LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron's Keeping His Throne in Cleveland

King James doesn't sound like he's going to entertain free agency.

Published June 22, 2016

LeBron James fulfilled his promise to deliver Cleveland an NBA championship.

And now, King James seems ready to keep his throne in The Land to defend the Cavaliers' title.

Before boarding a float for the Cavs' championship parade and rally celebration through downtown Cleveland on Wednesday, LeBron sounded committed to staying put and defending the title.

"I love it here. I love being here. I love my teammates," James told Cleveland.com. "Obviously my agent will take care of all the logistical things, but I'm happy. I've got no plans to go nowhere at this point."

After thanking his teammates during the rally ceremony, LeBron also told fans that he's nothing without the city and to "get ready for next year," further implying that he's going to stay in Cleveland.

That should be a huge sigh of relief for Cavs' fans because James could become a free agent by simply not picking up the one-year, $24 million option in his contract. While he's expected to opt out to leverage more cash, his aforementioned words sound like he'll be back to help lead the Cavs' title defense.

After giving Cleveland its first major sports title in 52 years, King James can't do any wrong.

Now, just imagine if he could make the Cavs back-to-back champs...

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

(Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)


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