The day has finally arrived. Lebron has announced the franchise that’ll he return to for the 2015 NBA season. According to Sports Illustrated, this decision wasn’t strictly financial. It’s more than that for 2x NBA champion.
“When I left Cleveland, I was on a mission,” James told SI. “I was seeking championships, and we won two. But Miami already knew that feeling. Our city hasn’t had that feeling in a long, long, long time. My goal is still to win as many titles as possible, no question. But what’s most important for me is bringing one trophy back to Northeast Ohio.”
Despite the rumors of Miami acuiring Carmelo, it’s now clear that the Miami all star trio are going down seperate paths. Lebron will now be playing with up and coming Basketball players such as Kyrie Irving, Andrew Wiggins, and Dion Waiters.
“I’m not promising a championship,” James writes in SI. “I know how hard that is to deliver. We’re not ready right now. No way. Of course, I want to win next year, but I’m realistic. It will be a long process, much longer than it was in 2010. My patience will get tested. I know that. I’m going into a situation with a young team and a new coach. I will be the old head. But I get a thrill out of bringing a group together and helping them reach a place they didn’t know they could go. I see myself as a mentor now and I’m excited to lead some of these talented young guys. I think I can help Kyrie Irving become one of the best point guards in our league. I think I can help elevate Tristan Thompson and DionWaiters. And I can’t wait to reunite with Anderson Varejao, one of my favorite teammates.”
You can read the full Sports Illustrated article here for more details surrounding Lebron’s decision.