— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) August 11, 2016
So much for The Decision 3.0. LeBron James has re-signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a three-year contract worth $100 million. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar announced the news in a video for Bleacher Report’s Undefeated, which you can watch above.
James, 31, became an unrestricted free agent this summer after leading his hometown team to a shocking comeback victory in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. Though an eventual new contract with the Cavaliers was always a formality, it’s still surprising to many that he accepted a deal that will keep him from the open market for the next three seasons. James wields notorious power within the organization, and the prevailing wisdom among league followers was that he’d continue re-upping in Northeast Ohio on a series of one-year deals to ensure Cleveland would be forced to make pricey personnel decisions that keep him happy — lest the three-time champion bail on the wine and gold as a free agent yet again.