LeBron James Would Have Likely Stayed In Miami If They Won The Finals

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LeBron James Would Have Likely Stayed In Miami If They Won The Finals

The NBA landscape was shifted drastically once again by LeBron James this summer when he decided to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. James led the Miami Heat to back-to-back NBA titles but fell short of a three-peat when they brutally fell to the San Antonio Spurs in five games this past June in the NBA Finals.

James spoke on the likelihood of him leaving Miami had they beaten the Spurs in a recent interview with CNN’s Rachel Nichols,

I mean, it’s a greater chance, for sure. I mean, it’s — it would be hard to — to leave — back-to-back-to-back — championships, you know, and try to go for four. But obviously, you really can’t live — and think of what may have happened. You just kind of — for me, I’ve always been a person kind of live in the moment.

This comes as no surprise to me and my ongoing position that LeBron would have had to stay and pursue his “not 3, not 4, not 5” charade if the Miami Heat completed a three-peat last season. In any scenario, I was one of the people who never foresaw an actual return to Cleveland. It’s hard not to think that not just losing, but the way the Heat lost to the Spurs in the Finals contributed to how things turned out for LeBron.

Nichols’ interview with James will air on CNN tonight at 10:30 PM EST.

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Martin is the Founder, Chief Editor, and Head Skills Development Trainer for Basketball Society. Martin has work experience in digital media, radio, and journalism. He started a basketball blog and internet radio show in 2013 on Blog Talk Radio. Martin previously hosted the Knightcap show for WCTC 1450 AM covering the Rutgers Men's Basketball team. He has been featured as a writer on sites such as Def Pen, TV Film News, and All Hip-Hop. Martin played high school basketball at South Brunswick High School (NJ) where he graduated in 2007. He is a 1,000-point scorer at SBHS and an All-Middlesex County performer as a 3-year varsity starter. He helped lead SBHS to their first ever Central Jersey Group 4 sectional state championship in 2007. Martin played college basketball at Eastern University, where he graduated (BA) in 2012. Martin was a four-year starter and a 1,000-point scorer at EU and a 1st-Team All-MAC Conference performer. Follow Mart on Twitter @Marsoaries and on Instagram @martin_soaries

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