"It's been a heck of a ride", Herron said. Nothing we didn't already know, it's just a confirmation.
Should James re-sign with a shortened one-plus-one deal in Cleveland, his compensation for 2018-19 would be $35.4 million, and 2019-20 would jump to $38.2 million as the option year.
James is considered a rival of retired Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan for the title of greatest player in National Basketball Association history.
Paul, who represents several other players entering into free agency - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Nerlens Noel among them - will conduct all his business over the phone when free agency begins, sources told ESPN.
According to OddsShark, the Golden State Warriors are a -110 favorite (bet $110 to win $100) to capture their third straight championship. Without him, the Oklahoma City Thunder, the team he departed, has not won a playoff series.
It seems Embiid doesn't like James' potential decision.
"A championship that united generations of Clevelanders, both living and passed", Gilbert said. However, if he stays with the Cavaliers, others may say James is content as a second place finisher. With some savvy moves, the Lakers are poised to potentially add two superstars - James and Paul George and maybe Kawhi Leonard - to a team featuring up-and-coming talents like Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball. Ownership and possibly interim president of basketball operations/coach Brett Brown are expected to lead the meeting with James' representatives, sources said.
Priyanka, Nick make couple entry at Ambani's party
Filmmaker Karan Johar and Indian former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar along with his wife Anjali Tendulkar also graced the ceremony. With Nita Ambani 's graceful dance moves at the pre-engagement bash, the mother-in-law-to-be has set the bar really high.
James, 33, is coming off one of his finest campaigns as a pro in his 15th season.
But the dynamics changed last summer when Irving asked for a trade - in part so he could escape James' shadow. James will make his next public comments on July 30 in Akron when he opens a public school started by his family foundation.
He leaves the franchise as the leader in every category, including games played, points, rebounds, assists, and steals. And if he jumps conferences for the first time in his career, the path to the Finals is far more treacherous.
But the Cavaliers had to shuffle new personnel in and out of the lineup - experiments that often fell flat.
Now, much like in the post-Irving turmoil in Cleveland, it's hard to find a home for James that will be ready to challenge Golden State in 2019. And still -still!- James managed to haul the Cavaliers into the finals, which might have been one of his most miraculous feats to date.
After "ending the friendship" with James over repeated questions about free agency, Jefferson took the next step and put his response on a t-shirt, which he wore to the beach, and later, posted a picture of on Instagram. "They're doing enough research to suggest that he's going to be willing to take that plunge and let the roster come together".