Why Would He Come Back?
These are based on many facts and many assumptions. We are not saying we are 100% correct, but we do believe that the chances of him coming back aren’t quite the “no chance” that many people believe.
First: The economics of the NBA have changed with the new collective bargaining agreement that was created after LeBron went to Miami. In it, salary cap offenders of multiple years have escalating taxes, so it makes it more and more costly for the core “Big 3” to stay together. Some estimates are north of $75MM in just luxury taxes. Would the owners of the Heat pay this? Sure, they could. But with that money, they could get other top tier talent as well. If they chose not to pay it, and the Big 3 had to split, why would LeBron stay? He may, but his reason for going to Miami was to be around a team that could win day 1. If the Big 3 split, it would require rebuilding and we don’t think that’s a likely stage for LeBron in his prime years.
Second: The Cavs are definitely not a winning franchise as of this writing but we have great young players. The average age of championship teams is 25-27 years of age and our average age is below that. We have a superstar in Kyrie Irving, a player that GMs across the league voted as the one player teams would want to build a franchise around. Dion Waiters is looking better every year and Tristan Thompson has worked the offseason like crazy and is looking great. LeBron coming in would bring the winning steps back and these players could provide a great support team.
Third: Even though he left us, he has said he wanted to win for Cleveland in the past. We do NOT think he is a vindictive person. We believe he wants to win one, or many, for Cleveland.