LeBron James Still Mum on Future
Hours after the Cleveland Cavaliers exited the playoffs by losing to the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference semifinals, 94-85, LeBron James was sure only about one thing and it had nothing to do with what uniform he would be wearing next season. Still trying to process what had just occurred–the Cavs getting kicked out of the playoffs by the Celtics for the second time in three years–an obviously dejected James vowed to comeback stronger next season.
“I’m going to continue to get better throughout the offseason like I always do and I’ll come back a better player next season,” said James, who refused to answer questions about where he will play in November. The league MVP said he believed the Cavs are committed to winning just like him. However, James said that “I’ve given myself options to this point,” which may be a hint that the two-time MVP is keen on exercising his option to become a free agent.
James registered his sixth triple-double in the playoffs by finishing with 27 points, 10 assists, and a career-high equaling 19 rebounds. However, those numbers were not enough to stop the Boston Celtics from marching to the Conference finals against the Orlando Magic.
The Cavaliers have made the playoffs five times since James joined the team in 2003. James helped the Cavs reach the NBA finals in 2006, but they were swept by the San Antonio Spurs, 4-0.