As of right now, Cavaliers fans are hoping, wishing, and praying that LeBron James can lead their team to its first championship in NBA history. But if LeBron is able to do it, could it end up backfiring on those very fans? The same ones who welcomed him back with open arms in 2014 after he decided to return to Cleveland after leaving the organization in 2010 to join the Heat? It sounds absolutely insane, but Stephen A. Smith—who is always more than happy to take credit for breaking the LeBron-to-Miami story in 2010—has made a series of appearances on ESPN over the course of the last 24 hours. And during those appearances, he has talked about how he’s heard that LeBron could look to leave Cleveland again if the Cavaliers are able to win an NBA title. Specifically, he has spoken with sources in Miami who have told him LeBron would be interested in going back to South Beach for a second act. It could be this year. Or next year. Or the year after that. SAS says there's no definitive plan in place. But according to him, the idea of LeBron leaving Cleveland for a second time isn’t out of the question, assuming he's able to win a title there first. SAS appeared on ESPN’s Mike & Mike on Tuesday morning to talk about what he’s heard, and he broke it all down for Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic.
Stephen A. Smith: LeBron Could Leave Cleveland If Cavs Win NBA Title
Complex | May 25