So, I'm sure you've heard by now that LeBron James has entertained the idea of coming back to Cleveland. We know that he is at least coming back for the game tomorrow night between his Heat and our Cavaliers, but he has hinted at coming back to actually play for the Cavs.
Personally, I don't know how to react. I do not like LeBron James. I think he's a jerk-off. That being said, he's the best basketball player on the planet and I would really like to win a world championship. In the media scrum on the day before he plays in Quicken Loans Arena, this time as a member of the visiting team, he had some interesting things to say about his past and potential future with the Cavaliers.
The Plain Dealer asked LeBron about possibly returning to the Cavaliers someday, to which he responded:
"I think it'd be great...It would be fun to play in front of these fans again."
My response to that is basically:
Do we really think he'd ever come back here? Haven't we learned that 90% of what comes out of his mouth is total bullshit?
He then went on to say:
"And if I decide to come back, hopefully the fans will accept me."
Well, I wouldn't count on it. The sense I get is that most people are still really pissed off at LeBron and would much prefer if he just shut his mouth and stopped talking about Cleveland. Sure, if he comes back in a couple of years, maybe more people will be over it and just want to win. But why the hell are you talking about it now? I'll tell you why. It's because he knows that he has to play in front of these people tomorrow night. He's trying to be sneaky but it's his way of saying, "Hey, don't boo me too much or else you might make me not want to come back there at the end of my career."
I know this much: he's going to get booed. It's going to be loud.
Now, I'm not all that surprised by these comments from LeBron because I'm pretty much used to him mouthing off and saying stuff just for the sake of talking. Remember when he blatantly flirted with the New York Knicks while he was playing for the Cavs? Yeah, that ended up coming true. Remember when he said he was going to bring an NBA championship to Cleveland and that he wouldn't stop until he got it? Hmmm, still waiting for that one too.
The fact of the matter is that LeBron James is an attention whore. There is basically no reason for him to say anything regarding coming back to Cleveland. The best way to answer questions about it? "I'm a member of the Miami Heat and I'm happy here. I'm not going to discuss future hypothetical situations." Fin. That's all you have to say. It's over. But that is not how LeBron James works. He has to go one step further.
He creates these stupid rumors because he likes the attention. Is it possible that he actually wants to come back to Cleveland? Yeah, sure. Does that mean it will happen? Errr...no, probably not.
When you look at the entire situation, you can assume the following conclusions: LeBron really wants to come back and play for the Cavs or LeBron is just screwing with people because he likes to run his mouth and be the center of attention.
LeBron James has no fucking clue what he's doing. And that's how it's always been.
(Hint: I'm going with the last option.)