Well, just because he doesn't want to talk about it, doesn't mean no one else will. The NBA is a rumor league. It thrives on it because fans eat it up. I consider myself a quick study. Here's what I've learned about rumors in the NBA: 9-of-10 times they're just that. With that in mind, here's the latest speculation regarding LeBron James' future from the Miami Herald:
Two people who spoke to the Heat said LeBron James is clearly the outside free agent most coveted by the Heat, but Miami does not want to risk losing out on other targeted stars by waiting too long. Re-signing Dwyane Wade remains the No. 1 priority.Another voice chimes in as to why LeBron will stay in Cleveland. This one offers a bit of credibility. Courtesy of Chris Tomassson at the Fanhouse:
LeBron James has it very good in Cleveland.And last, but certainly not least, this bit of speculation comes out of left field or, if you prefer, off the left coast from John Canzano of The Oregonian. I love the part where he calls Nike, which sits in Beaverton, Ore. James' primary employer:
That was the point made by Cavaliers minority owner Gordon Gund in a phone interview Tuesday with FanHouse. And that has made Gund, who was the team's principal owner when the Cavaliers drafted James in 2003 and now owns between 12 and 13 percent of the team after a 2005 sale to Dan Gilbert, quite optimistic James will remain in Cleveland.
As long as you could sell James on the notion of being in the backyard of his primary employer, Nike, and traveling the cozy way Allen's teams travel, and having an owner redesign the franchise to fit his skill set, it's worth the Blazers doing everything in their power to keep the possibility of James to Portland alive. Even if that means toying with the idea of blowing up the momentum the franchise currently has.