Throughout the NBA offseason, there has been a growing issues of uncertainty regarding LeBron James long-term future with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
veteran NBA writer Chris Sheridan has told him that the three-time NBA champion LeBron James will “100% be leaving” the Cleveland Cavaliers after the 2017-18 season.Additional weight has been added to the rumors as a league source close to
NBA source said today: "This will be LeBron's final season in Cleveland. He is 100 percent leaving. Relationship with owners beyond repair."
— Chris Sheridan (@sheridanhoops) August 16, 2017
Up to this point, there hadn’t been any indication that the thirteen-time NBA All-Star James was leaning toward leaving the Cavaliers and play his last season in Cleveland. Since returning to Cleveland from Miami Heat dating back back in the summer of 2014, James has continued to publicly voice his spirited commitment to the organization.
That said, there could be something more to be determined about his declining relationship with Cavaliers franchise owner Dan Gilbert. Things have only worsened over the past few months that became a leading topic of discussion — not only internally but also in around the league — after Gilbert opted to part ways with general manager David Griffin, who James had developed a a very strong relationship with over the last three years.
This has become a lingering in the weeks that followed most especially with point guard Kyrie Irving’s trade demand to the Cavaliers owner becoming public a few weeks ago that has only triggered and shaped more uncertainty around the Cavaliers. For the time being, this could just be some speculations that will convey more examinations to the upcoming season.