June 21, 2018

What's next for LeBron James?

14 June 2018, 10:01 | Joan Schultz

WATCH Le Bron James chews out the Cavs during Game 4

WATCH Le Bron James chews out the Cavs during Game 4

In two finals with the powerful forward, the Warriors are 8-1 with two titles.

The sheer ease of their disposal of the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers in the championship series sent a loud and clear message to the league that they are not about to vacate their perch any time soon. "I knew that even if I wasn't feeling a hundred percent, I had to get back for the playoffs".

Asked whether he had played his last game with the Cavaliers, he said: "I have no idea at this point". It feels like 10 or 15. "I let the emotions get the best of me".

Also, it's highly unlikely that the Cavaliers will consider trading LeBron James for a package centered on Hassan Whiteside.

After the Cleveland Cavaliers were swept by the Golden State Warriors in the Finals and generally looked overmatched in the playoffs, many in the National Basketball Association world started to anticipate LeBron James would leave the Cavs in free agency this summer.

The speculation is under way, and is outlining four scenarios that could unfold this summer.

This ending - a loss - was inevitable: For as good as James was this season, his Cavaliers were not good enough.

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In two finals before the Warriors signed Durant, Golden State split with Cleveland and went 7-6. "Philadelphia, Houston and the Lakers look like the three most likely landing spots".

Through three Finals games this spring, the 33.9 ratings average in the Cleveland market was actually slightly ahead of the 33.7 norm for the first three games of the 2017 Finals. The team will be known as the Kansas City Knights and will play their home games in a remodeled Sprint Center. While that was a joyous celebration after decades of heartbreak, the Warriors getting the result they were always expected to felt more like a relief after a long slog of a season, a result long expected and predicted by many before the season tipped off. The change now allows teams to sign players to five-year deals up until they are 38 years old. "But word of James' injury did not originate from his camp, nor does it make much sense that he would be eager to reveal this sort of lapse in judgment".

Durant scored 20 points in the Game 4 clincher Friday night, a 108-85 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers - but his series will be remembered most for what he did in Game 3.

'When you have a goal and you're able to accomplish that goal, it actually - for me personally - it made me even more hungry to continue to try to win championships, and I still want to be in championship mode.

"We'll have plenty of time over the summer to talk about what next year's going to look like and what it's going to take for us to get back to this stage next year". I think it's more special when you do it with people who support you and love you, care about what you do as a ball player.

When it was all over Friday night, there was both an arrogance and a humility to Durant - both understandable. Though it sweeter to celebrate the championship in ORACLE Arena, the Warriors have to close out the series tonight.

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