The entire interview can found here.
September 28, 2013
Are Knicks maneuvering for a pitch?
The reality, of course, is that every team would like to make a free-agency run at LeBron. Another reality is having the 2014 cap space to do so.
The Knicks are an example of want vs. ability. Unless the Knicks can find a way out of Amare Stoudemire's $23.4 million for 2014-15, it would appear New York would have no way of creating LeBron space next summer while still retaining Carmelo Anthony, another impending 2014 free agent.
Yet in a piece on the Knicks' management shift from Glen Grunwald to Steve Mills, The New York Times speculates on the potential impact the front-office change by Knicks owner James Dolan could have on a LeBron courtship:
"Dolan may have concluded that Mills, who also worked a number of years for the N.B.A. in addition to his decade with the Knicks, and who got to know a significant number of agents and top players as he vied in recent months for the union job, will be a good person to lead the team’s free-agent efforts.
"Those efforts could include finding a way to shed the final part of Amar'e Stoudemire's contract after this season to create cap maneuverability and possibly even make another run at LeBron James when he becomes eligible for free agency next summer. Mills could also lead an effort to lure another star player to the Knicks after this season, in part to persuade Carmelo Anthony to stay in New York. Anthony can opt out of his contract next summer."
September 26, 2013
"I don't want to go back to cold winters"
As with almost every element of the "LeBron Watch," it's all about reading the signs.
So in advance of LeBron unveiling his limited-edition watch for Audemars Piguet on Friday night, there was this from an interview with Women's Wear Daily, regarding his potential 2014 free-agency plans and where he eventually would look to settle down in retirement:
"I miss the slower pace back home but have grown used to my new city's little perks like fresh fish and sweet fruit. It will definitely be someplace warm. I don't want to go back to cold winters."
LeBron, an Akron native, of course, has been linked to a possible return to Cleveland next summer, as well as a potential move to the Los Angeles Lakers.
The full piece, which focuses mostly on fashion and lifestyle, can be found here.
September 21, 2013
Recruiting glitch? Cavs list Corbin as their greatest No. 23
The consensus has been that if LeBron does consider outside options in 2014 free agency, a potential return to Cleveland might be at the top of his list.