Roundtable: LeBron's future
It's important that James maintain the leverage -- the implied threat -- of leaving Cleveland in order to maintain pressure on the Cavaliers to improve the team around him. Right now, it is in his best interests to not create the impression that he will re-sign with the Cavaliers no matter what. He will want them to do anything possible to improve the team around him, and from his point of view the only leverage he'll have will be to threaten to leave if they fail to make the necessary improvement.
There is nothing wrong with the way they use LeBron. He's become an All-NBA defender, and his MVP award as well as his across-the-board stats are proof that they're maxing him out by putting the ball in his hands to let him make plays. Now they need to continue providing him with better targets for his passing.
As for offense, the word I would use to describe Cleveland's is "formless." When the Chicago Bulls finally broke through with
But this might come down to a personal choice. James is a fashion plate; he tries to wear the 'it' designer before anyone else. He has that very New York state of mind. So the question could come down to this: does he want to become basketball's
There is a lot of money and fame in New York but there is a lot of pressure that comes with it. James has done a remarkable job of keeping his name out of the gossip rags and hasn't made any Wikipedia-worthy mistakes. But that could change if he chooses to play in the New York fishbowl and if it does, I wonder how he would handle it and if he would ever regret leaving behind a city or an organization that is willing to bend over backwards to satisfy him.