LeBron James Would’ve Stayed With Heat if They Won 2014 NBA Finals

In an excerpt from the upcoming book, Return of the King, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Dave McMenamin shed some light on what went down behind-the-scenes leading up to LeBron James’s decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the summer of 2014.

Even though James “knew for some time” that he opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat and become a free agent, the idea of heading back to the Cavs was something mentioned to those individuals in his inner circle, such as his family members, agent Rich Paul, and longtime friend Maverick Carter.

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