06.01.09 9 years ago 8 Comments

ASYLUM POLL: What will LeBron do when his contract is up in Cleveland?

So LeBron walked off the court in a huff after the Cavs were eliminated from the playoffs over the weekend and everyone acted like he was running home to pack up his house and fly to New York that same night. But everyone’s finally off DEFCON 2 now that LeBron has come out (again) and assuaged his adoring public. From Y! Sports:

“You want to continue to get better, that’s all you can ask. We got better and I feel this team will be better next season. You don’t want to take a step backward. I think we went forward from the Boston series (a Game 7 loss in the semis) last year.”

“Hopefully we can go forward next year.”

Next year? Hey, what about after 2010, when your current contract expires?

“I don’t know,” James said when asked if he’ll [re-sign with the Cavs]. “I haven’t thought about it just yet. I’m just going to take time off from basketball and not think about contracts or the game period. I’ll relax with my family we’ll figure out once it comes from them.”

Uh-oh. Everyone back in the bomb cellar! Or, the Central Divison cellar, for that matter. I’m personally torn; I’d like to see him stay in Cleveland, but he should be the highest-paid player in the game, regardless of where he signs. Could we really see LeBron in New York? I mean, how many jocks can Spike Lee sniff at once, anyway?

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