The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar basketball player LeBron James is heading to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and rumors mills and speculation have run relentlessly with all sorts of projections and scenarios involving which ball clubs he could join.
Chris Sheridan, formerly writing sporting news for ESPN and the Associated Press who now writes for New Jersey, explained in an article he posted on Thursday why the NBA superstar LeBron James will leave Cleveland again in free agency period this summer.
“The No. 1 reason why this is going to happen is because the Cleveland Cavaliers franchise owner Dan Gilbert is a massive President Donald Trump supporter; and LeBron James is not,” Sheridan writes.
“It is a matter of public record that Gilbert donated $750,000 to President Trump’s inauguration fund. Quicken is now the largest mortgage lender in America, and according to Fortune’s real-time wealth calculator, Gilbert woke up this morning with a net worth of $6.3 billion.”
As story notes, the three-time NBA champion Lebron James has been a very honest critic of President Donald Trump. James also introduced Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton during a rally in Cleveland not long before the United States national election back in November 2016.
In addition to this Trump angle, let’s not forget that Cavs owner Dan Gilbert and LeBron James didn’t break up well when the veteran forward originally left the Cavaliers as a free agent way back in 2010. Remember the letter Gilbert wrote in comic sans font that ripped the superstar James?
Sheridan, who reported on Twitter in October that this season would be LeBron James’ last in Cleveland, also was the first to report in 2014 that the latter was leaving the Miami Heat and going back to the Cavaliers. Around a couple of days later, James’ first-person essay in Sports Illustrated served as his official statement of his move back to Ohio.
The Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers and the Cavs are on James’ list of possible destinations for next season. While James and the Cleveland now appear to be the clear favorites in the Eastern Conference after Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving’s injury announcement.