According to ESPN reporter Brian Windhorst, LeBron James is staying with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and he’s doing so on a contract that will make him the highest-paid player in the NBA next season.
Lebron James has signed a 3-year, $100,000,000 contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.James is coming off a legendary NBA Finals.
In leading the Cavaliers back from a 3-1 deficit against the 73-win Golden State Warriors, James averaged 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds and 8.9 assists per game as the Cavaliers stunned the Warriors and the world.
Entering his 14th season, James, 31, had seen a small dip in his game during the regular season, but remained one of the best players in the league.
After leading the Cavaliers to the franchise’s first title in 2016, there were rumors that he might depart the city like he did in 2010, but James shot those down quickly.
“I love it here. I love being here. I love my teammates,”
James told Cleveland.com.
“Obviously my agent will take care of all the logistical things but, I’m happy.”
He didn’t guarantee that he would come back to Cleveland, but it certainly appeared that way, even though he could have made more money elsewhere.
It seems that Cleveland is making it nearly impossible for LeBron to think about leaving the Cavs.