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Cavaliers 'Have Edge' in race to sign LeBron James

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Every comment that comes out of LeBron James' mouth for the next 4, 5, 6 weeks is going to get analyzed over and over again.  Chances are, you'll see experts in non-verbal communication speaking out about what LeBron really means when he speaks publicly,  which before now hadn't happened since the end of the season.

As was reported before, LeBron recently taped an interview with Larry King, due to air this Friday.  Already, the first quotes from the taping are coming out.  The first, regarding LeBron's familiarity with the city and fans should make us Cavs fans feel pretty good....right now at least.

James answered "absolutely" when asked by King if Cleveland has an edge to re-sign him due to his familiarity with the team. The interview was taped Tuesday at his home near Akron and will air Friday on CNN's "Larry King Live," capping the program's 25th anniversary celebration on the network.

"Absolutely. Because, you know, this city, these fans, I mean, have given me a lot in these seven years. And, you know, for me, it's comfortable. So I've got a lot of memories here. And -- and so it does have an edge," James told King.

Of course, we still have 30 days until James becomes a Free Agent, and another 10-14 days after that with teams from Los Angeles, Chicago and New York set to pull out all the stops.

Buckle up Cavaliers fans!