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Shaq: LeBron James shouldn't chase championships anymore

21 June, 2018, 18:16 | Author: Carla Brady
  • LeBron James: Four reasons why he must choose the Houston Rockets

Or it could mean everything.

And while there are numerous unknowns, there is one indisputable fact: the Cavs must upgrade their roster to have any chance of keeping James and continuing a relationship that was resurrected in 2014.

Should James opt out of his contract and sign with another team in July, going all in on his return would end up looking pretty darn foolish.

In theory, with the possibility of a rebuild looming, the Cavs should not trade the 8 pick in this year's draft.

Kevin Love is still one of the best big men in the league, probably underrated because he is in the shadow of LeBron James, and Lakers could send a very good trade package for him.

James is being linked to teams who might be better equipped to build a contender to challenge the Golden State Warriors, but has given no indication where he might be headed next. In the National Football League, for example, the lowly Cleveland Browns have, even if in jest, been linked to such a concept for years - the idea that any prolific player they could land might finally encourage a disappointed fan base to show up on Sundays.

LeBron James and Shaquille O'Neal were teammates for a brief period of time.




Kevin Love is a controllable asset for the Cavs for two more seasons. More often than night, the draft is a night when teams could make big splashes that, at times, have nothing to do with the draft.

Kemba might not be enough to sway LeBron to stay, but he could be a part of a huge summer of trades and deals for the Cavaliers, as they have also been linked with a move for San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard.

The retired Hall of Fame center spent the last few seasons of his 19-year career chasing championships and hopping from team to team.

Meanwhile, TickPick, another secondary ticket marketplace, said the average purchase price for its Cavs tickets went up 80 percent from the previous year during LeBron's first season back in Cleveland. Due to their limited assets, one avenue to getting better with or without LeBron is taking on yet another bad contract, which, in the case of Parsons, could lead to a better draft pick.

But LeBron and the National Basketball Association don't work that way, so they have to do the next best thing.

All of this information is certainly exciting, however, keep in mind that LeBron has in no way made his decision yet.

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