You heard it here first. Lebron has a year left on his contract. He can opt out this year. He's staying and will opt out next year. Listen to him carefully. paraphrasing the King -- My decision will be based on my family. My family will play a role in my decision this summer, as my kids are now a lot older than they were last time around. Now I could be wrong, he didn't tell me everything when he called last night. But that's what we are hearing from the tea leaves. And Kyrie Irving is going to be a bust for the Celtics. For us, the summer of Lebron is more interesting than the finals. We all cried when we read this 4 years ago. https://www.si.com/nba/2014/07/11/lebron-james-cleveland-cavaliers Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. It’s where I walked. It’s where I ran. It’s where I cried. It’s where I bled. It holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen me grow up. I sometimes feel like I’m their son. Their passion can be overwhelming. But it drives me. I want to give them hope when I can. I want to inspire them when I can. My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now. I always believed that I’d return to Cleveland and finish my career there. I just didn’t know when. After the season, free agency wasn’t even a thought. But I have two boys and my wife, Savannah, is pregnant with a girl. I started thinking about what it would be like to raise my family in my hometown. I looked at other teams, but I wasn’t going to leave Miami for anywhere except Cleveland. The more time passed, the more it felt right. This is what makes me happy.