Former Cleveland man is a free agent after next season, sparking rumours of a departure.
Miami Heat superstar LeBron James isn’t contemplating the possibility of becoming a free agent and leaving the franchise after next season.
Instead, the two-time NBA title-winner is looking forward to progressing with the likes of Dwyane Wade and Chris at the AA Arena, and bringing more championships to Miami under Erik Spoelstra and Pat Riley.
James was speaking to the media ahead of the summer break, and discussed various matters both on and off the court.
Amongst the topics of discussion was him impending wedding this summer, while he also revealed that he will miss the day-to-day activities and time spent with his team-mates.
James scored 37 points in Game 7 of the NBA Finals 2013 to clinch another MVP award, and despite the possibility of becoming a free agent next summer and opening up his options, he sees his future on South Beach.
“This is what we came here for, so that would be the ultimate,” James said. “But you can never … I don’t know, life changes, things happen, and we have to be prepared for that.
“But this is what we all want to be here for, that’s to be able to compete for a championship each and every year. And if we can do that, then it’d be awesome,” he told the media as quoted by ESPN.
With the summer holidays booked and promotional tours taking them around the world, James also revealed that he hoped the current roster would be kept in place as much as possible, with Mario Chalmers, Chris Andersen and Ray Allen all optional ahead of next year.
Worryingly for the rest of the competition, James revealed he is “obsessed with success” and already feels rejuvenated after a tiring season.
“It’s like, `Damn, I wish we could come back in the locker room, have another practice, take another flight, have another bus ride with those 15 guys,” James said. “That’s what it’s all about. You miss the guys throughout the summer. I know my family probably doesn’t want to hear that, but it’s the truth,” he added.
Miami fans will not have to worry about their biggest star next season, but perhaps as we get closer to the free agency talk, an opportunity to return to Cleveland may become a little more appealing a year on.