LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers in a hot mess. It was an ugly breakup back in July 2010, with fans burning his jersey and the owner Dan Gilbert going on a rant saying that the Cavs would win a title before the “so-called King” would. Meanwhile, James was in South Beach predicting multiple titles.
Even though the chances are remote, James left the door open for a possible return after realizing he handled ‘The Decision” poorly. It could happen later down the line, but I’m not holding my breath for that to happen. It would be hard for the city and organization to embrace him again, but stranger things have happened.
“I think LeBron is at that stage where he’s challenging himself to motivate him to do something that’s maybe more difficult,” Karl said. “I could see him maybe doing that (returning to the Cavaliers).
“I see (Kyrie) Irving maybe being a reason for that.”
Like I mentioned earlier, I think it’s a remote possibility. The stars would have to align right for that to happen. Miami would have to fall out of contention (not happening), James would want to go back home with being a possible free agent in 2014, or he’s close to retiring and wants to make amends with the Cleveland fans.
If his return to Cleveland happens, I would bet it would be because of reason No. 3. I don’t see it happening, but they do say you can go home again.