Cavs Determined To Keep LeBron, Sent Sensational Message Ahead of Big Decision

That’s according to New York Times sports reporter Marc Stein, who suggests there is not one ideal destination for James.

The 33-year-old has until June 29 to decide whether he will opt of of the final year of his contract with the Cavaliers.

Rumours have been rife about where he could choose to go with Paul George also possibly becoming an unrestricted free agent.

After Cleveland were swept 4-0 in the NBA Finals by the Golden State Warriors, it was seen by many as James’ last hurrah at the Quicken Loans Arena.

James was given a standing ovation by the home crowd as he made his way off the court and the suggestion has since been he will decide to leave, with the Los Angeles Lakers heavily linked.

However, Stein can envisage a scenario where the three-time NBA champion chooses to remain in Cleveland.

“As we’ve gotten away from the Finals, I’ve heard some people suggest that maybe Cleveland still has more life in this than we assume,” Stein said on the Stephen A. Smith podcast.

“In Game 4, that felt like goodbye. It felt like the last night.

“It felt like there was no way the Cavs could think about trying to keep him but I don’t know.

“None of these situations are so slam-dunk appealing that I just wonder if the Cavs are still in the game here.

“We’re trying to step into LeBron’s head and that’s really hard to do.

“Here’s what I do think. The Finals ended June 8th – earliest Finals end since 1986.

“LeBron has three full weeks to dig into this and I think he’s talking to other star players, and there are options on the board that we don’t even know about yet.”