In news broken only a short while ago, a league source has reported that LeBron James plans to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers at the end of this season, negotiating a buyout with Cavs owner Dan Gilbert.
This news doesn’t come as much of a surprise, as the Cavalier’s struggles after the All-Star break have been well-documented.
Cleveland have fallen to 48-27 on the season, going 9-11 after the All-Star break, and losing 8 games in March, the first time LeBron has lost 8 or more games in a calendar month since February of 2006.
The league source stated that LeBron had had enough of management treating his demands as a joke, and not signing players who have a winning attitude into the organization. He also stated that James made his decision between the Cavs’ 103-74 loss to the Spurs, and the moment Boston overtook Cleveland for the number one seed in the East.
LeBron also allegedly said he has “made up his mind, and winning another championship will not change that. He has achieved everything he set out to do in Cleveland and wants to move onto greener pastures and a fresh challenge.”
I guess this means we have seen the last of King James in the Wine and Gold.
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