Remember when LeBron James left Cleveland and owner Dan Gilbert left that ridiculously dramatic letter that said: "I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER ‘KING’ WINS ONE"? Funny how things look in retrospect when it's been almost four years and you're still trying to get James back.
It's not certain why James would end what he has going with the Heat, but Cleveland still thinks it has a shot at getting him back. Here's the situation via the Akron Beacon Journal:
Yes, the Cavs underachieved this season. Yes, Grant tried feverishly for the past two years, but could never find that second star to pair with Kyrie Irvingand ultimately serve as the bait to lure James back to the Cavs.
But the Cavs privately believe it's not too late. They still have the assets to pull off a mammoth trade this summer at the draft, the type Grant tried so hard to make. Kevin Love will be entering the final year of his contract, as will LaMarcus Aldridge. Grant tried for two years to unsuccessfully pry both stars out of their current cities, but each had too many years left on their contracts for their current teams to consider it. That's no longer true.
So in other words, the Cavaliers are willing to go out of their way and plot for a chance to bring James back. Got to love how the future looks for Cleveland.
[via Akron Beacon Journal]