Former NBA guard Tim Legler, now a well-known analyst, said not to put much stock into the possibility of LeBron James someday returning to the Cavaliers.
“I don’t think that’s going to happen,” Legler said on a nationally televised show.
Legler was addressing speculation James might return to the team that drafted him with the top overall pick in 2003. James can opt out of his contract with Miami in 2014 and re-enter free agency. Sources around the league have told FOX Sports Ohio and other outlets he’s mulling a Cleveland return.
James himself admitted it’s a possibility. Last February he told reporters, “I don’t rule that out in any sense.”
Denver George Karl told FOX Sports Florida he could envision James with the Cavs again as well.
“I think LeBron is at that stage where he’s challenging himself to motivate him to do something that’s maybe more difficult,” Karl told the website. “I could see him maybe doing that (returning to the Cavaliers).”
Meanwhile, Legler also warned that current Cavs star Kyrie Irving might want to leave the organization if the Cavs “don’t start winning soon.” Legler indicated players aren’t nearly as patient as management when it comes to building a winning team.