After the Cavaliers’ season to came to an end Friday, LeBron James was asked the question on everyone’s mind: was Game 4 his last game with the Cavs?
“I mean, I have no idea at this point,” James said. “The one thing that I’ve always done is considered, obviously, my family. Understanding especially where my boys are at this point in their age. They were a lot younger the last time I made a decision like this four years ago. I’ve got a teenage boy, a pre-teen and a little girl that wasn’t around as well.”
“So sitting down and considering everything, my family is a huge part of whatever I’ll decide to do in my career, and it will continue to be that. So I don’t have an answer for you right now as far as that.”
Later, James was asked if he had accomplished the “unfinished business” he said he came back to Cleveland to complete, he said we wants to stay in “championship mode.”
“I mean, for me, I still have so much to give to the game,” he said. “Like I said, 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. I think I’ve shown this year why I will still continue to be in championship mode.”
James’ decision, whatever it is, will shape the Cavs’ summer. So, when he has a an idea of what he wants to do, Cleveland will have an idea of what it will want to do. In the meantime, the Cavs will wait on James.
“I made the move in 2010 to be able to play with talented players, cerebral players that you could see things that happen before they happened on the floor, and your teammate can do the same throughout the course of a season, throughout the course of a game, throughout the course of a playoffs, throughout the course of a Finals,” James said. “So when you feel like you’re really good at your craft, I think it’s always great to be able to be around other great minds as well and other great ballplayers, in my instance, and other great just, I think, studies of the game itself. That’s never changed. Even when I came here in ‘14, I wanted to try to surround myself and surround this franchise with great minds and guys that actually think outside the box of the game and not just go out and play it.”