LeBron says Cavs hold upper hand
Published 1:39 am Wednesday, June 2, 2010
CLEVELAND — One month from the start of the NBA’s free agency frenzy, LeBron James said he’s not close to making any decision.
However, he has handicapped his field of suitors.
The Cleveland Cavaliers lead the pack.
In his first interview since the Cavs’ season ended with a shocking, second-round loss to Boston, James told CNN’s Larry King that Cleveland has “an edge” to re-sign him when the greatest collection of free agents in league history hits the open market on July 1.
King, who interviewed James at the two-time MVP’s home near Akron on Tuesday, asked the superstar if Cleveland has “an edge going in?”
“Absolutely,” James said in a portion of the interview released by the network. “Because, you know, this city, these fans, I mean, have given me a lot in these seven years. And, you know, for me, it’s comfortable. So I’ve got a lot of memories here. And so it does have an edge.
“It’s going to be a very interesting summer and I’m looking forward to it.”