CLEVELAND – After being thrown out of the NBA final by Golden State Warriors with a loss of 108-85 Game 4, LeBron James said he had no idea about this point, if Friday was the last game he would ever play with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
"The only thing I've always done is to see, of course, my family," James said after setting up 23 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds while he was playing through a high injury. "Understand especially where my boys are here in their age. They were much younger lately when I made a decision like this four years ago. I have a teenage boy, a preteen and a little girl who was not. considering everything, my family is a big part of what I decide to do in my career, and it will continue to be. So I have no answer for you right now far from. "
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James must inform Cavs if he intends to refrain from the last year in his contract at the team at 23:59 on 29 June. If he chooses and becomes an unlimited free agent, Cleveland can invoke another lawyer by offering him a five-year "supermax" contract worth about $ 209 million. Other organizations can play James on July 1, but Cavs does not have to wait because he's already on his team.
Sources near James told ESPN that no talks with Cleveland's brass about the four-time MVP's future with the franchise had occurred since Friday night.
As for James & # 39; Strategy, there are currently no plans for the three-hour champion than spending time with his family, sources near James told ESPN. He will inform his advisor when he is ready to talk about his possible options.
James has changed his team under a free agency twice in his career: 2010 only when he left Cleveland to join the Miami Heat, which led to four finals and two rings and the second time in 2014 when he returned to Cavs, resulted in four finals and another ring.
"Understand especially where my boys are right now in their age. They were much younger last time I made a decision like this four years ago. I have a teenage boy, one before teenager and a little girl who was not in Nearby. So, thinking and considering everything, my family is a big part of what I decide to do in my career, and it will continue to be. So I have no answer for you right now. "
LeBron James, when asked if he had played his last match with Cavaliers
"I came back because I felt I had something unfinished company" James said about his 2014 decision, which he characterized as simpler of the two major changes he made. "To be part of a championship team two years ago with the team we had and the way we had is something I always remember. Honestly, I think we all remember it. It ended a drought for Cleveland in 50 plus years, so I think we will all remember it in sports history. "
There is no work list of teams that James is considering at this time. Sources near James told ESPN. In fact, his agent, Rich Paul, cautiously delayed the conversation until after the season was over to not focus on the Cavs pursuit of a championship.
Although James mentioned his family as an important factor in what he will finally decide, he repeated the importance of the chance to win additional championships.
"To me, I still have so much to give to the game," James said. "When you have a goal and you can achieve that goal, it actually made me personally even more hungry to continue trying to win championships, and I still want to be in championship. I think I've shown this year why I still in championship. "
In James 15th season he played all 82 matches for the first time in his career and an average of 27.5 points (his most since 2009-10) tied a career high with 8 , 6 returns per game and set a career high with 9.1 assists per game while shooting 54.2 percent from the field. He followed up in the playoff with an average of 34 points, 9.1 rebounds and 9 assists while shooting 53.9 percent.
James shared what his priorities were when moving for the first time from Cleveland to Miami.
"I made a move in 2010 to play with talented players, cerebral players as you can see things that happened before they hit the floor and your teammate can do the same throughout a season during a game throughout. During a playoff during a final run, "James said and announced his message from Thursday's media session when promising Warriors Basketball IQ as much as his pure talent.
"When you feel that you are really good at your craft, I think it's always good to be around other big brains as well and other good ball players, in my instance, and other good, I think, studies of themselves game. It has never changed. When I came here 14, I wanted to surround myself and surround this franchise with big minds and guys who actually think outside the game box and not just go out and play it. " Cav's coach Tyronn Lue said "I hope he stays" when asked about James's future and added: "After a game, I can not talk about it. I only appreciate what he did for us this season. is all I can really talk about. "
Cleveland forward Kevin Love also lobbied James for being in Cleveland.
"Of course, I would like to play with LeBron for the rest of my career, but it will be a choice as he does," says Love.
James said that at this stage of his career he is "awkward" to start a team from the beginning, which may be the scenario he finds himself on training camp next fall. basically had a whole new team to figure out after Cavs revised his voice in February and managed to make it back to the finals.
"Being part of the new fresh state is something you definitely do not want to be a part of," James added. "It has its advantages and it definitely has the disadvantages."
Much like James bore Cavs with eight 40-point games in 2018 playoffs, which sets a record for most 40-point games in a single postseason, he said that as much effort as he should apply in the coming weeks, the decision would was his lonely to do.
"When I decide what to do with my future, my family and the people who have been with me by the way, you know, 20 years, will quite have a season," James said. "Then it will finally come to me so we'll see what's happening."