LeBron can join the loaded Cavs to finish his career

Could LeBron Head Home to Ohio?

Could LeBron Head Home to Ohio?
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Coming home for one final season is a sacred ideal for NBA vets. Dwyane Wade made his way to Chicago in 2016. Kyrie Irving’s desire to play Durant in Brooklyn instead of Madison Square Garden with the New York Knicks was influenced by the New Jersey native’s fondness for the New Jersey Nets in the past. Paul George and Kawhi Leonard joined the Clippers to pursue Homecoming in Los Angeles. There are rumors that Draymond Green would rather play with the Pistons before his retirement.

Last Thursday, while presenting a key to the city – talking about his fourth title as a Warrior – Steve Curry vowed that if there was any team that would end their careers alongside Golden State, it would be the Charlotte Hornets.

“Oh no, no, no. I’m not making any news now, I’m not making any promises. All I can say is that if there was a team I wanted to play for and it wasn’t Warriors, that’s it. [the Hornets] It will be. That’s all I can say about it,” Carrey explained.

Now, of course, this may have been just a fleeting moment where Steve indulged in emotions and pandering, but it raised eyebrows. Carrey has always shown an affinity for chasing and surpassing his father’s footsteps. Dell Curry was one of the best shooters in the NBA, but he spent the greater part of his career between 1988 and 1998 at the Charlotte Hornets. Steve is likely half a decade away from hanging up his shirt for good which makes it hard to predict what the Hornets will look like by then.

Steve’s desire to emulate his father is the opposite of LeBron who follows his son early in his career. While Steve was very fond of the idea of ​​playing towards the end of his career as the owner of Lamelo Ball for a season or two, the talent for other generations at this age was also born at the same Akron Hospital.

LeBron leaving Cleveland is the equivalent of Jordan’s retirements; he just keeps coming back. LeBron left Cleveland for the second time in 2016, but Donovan Mitchell’s arrival in Cleveland Shot This team’s path into the stratosphere in ways that won’t resonate until next season. The key to unlocking a rookie Cleveland lay in Evan Mobley’s evolution into a higher volume scorer and playmaker, but in 2021 he demonstrated All-Defensive and All-NBA potential. By 2024, it could be a complete archetype of Tim Duncan.

Mitchell can’t be No. 1 in the true championship contender, but he could become No. 2 as Mobley moves into his all-star status. Mitchell in the Kyrie Irving class. He’s a goalscorer from another world, but he’s been a burden to the defense for several years now.

Best of all, their skills do not overlap. Garrett Allen has found his place as an anchor for one of the NBA’s most defensive teams. Allen hit a career high of 16.1 points and 10.8 rebounds and set the tone for a defense that ranked fifth in the defensive rankings until Allen fell. Unlike Steve, LeBron is not engaged to Los Angeles. LeBron should already be thinking of the Earth as his last place in basketball. Steve was born in Akron Ohio, but LeBron grew up there. During his playing career, he lifted Cleveland to new heights. There are not many destinations that can provide him with the conditions for a proper farewell tour and a deep watering tour. Cleveland can.

Despite being well on his way to dropping Kareem Abdul-Jabbar from his place as the NBA’s all-time scoring leader, the depth of this Cavs roster could give LeBron the ability to step back and act as a facilitator even more. Their new infrastructure will be attractive to the oldest LeBron. Having already led Cleveland to an unlikely title in his first career, 39-year-old LeBron would be a particularly good fit for the Garland-Mitchell-Allen-Mobley Cavs. There is a void in this formation for a versatile forward point. As the most talented 37-year-old in NBA history, LeBron hasn’t shown significant signs of slowing down. In 2020, he led the league in assists. Two years later, she topped the scoring. A Bronny-Bron Cleveland double would also make sense. Ohio is where Bronny spent the first 14 years of his life.

From 2003 to 2010, LeBron played his struggle years. From 2010 through 2018, LeBron thrived in Cleveland and South Beach. Since 2018, he had a complicated stint with the Lakers. However, the closest LeBron can consider is that the Caves will be 2024 when his player option can be exercised. He would have left millions of dollars on the table to sign with Cleveland, but that would have always been the case if he left the Lakers.

There’s a good chance the Lakers can’t trade Russell Westbrook for bowlers and Anthony Davis is only playing half the season. If 2022 is a repeat of 2021, the Lakers could start watching the playoffs from home, leaving LeBron plenty of time to consider a second meeting.