Okay. So this isn’t that much of a surprise, really. LeBron “King” James hasn’t given a definitive answer about staying in Cleveland since he signed his three-year contract extension in 2006.
Basically, “mum” is the word. And it’s probably the word because LeBron doesn’t want to admit that he’s ready to move on — championship or not.
Cleveland may have signed Shaq in part to entice LeBron to stay with the team longer than he had planned. If the King’s recent statements regarding the situation are any indication, I don’t think Shaq is going to make much of an impact on his decision.
“I signed a contract in 2006 with an option,” he said, according to Yahoo! Sports. “It would make no sense for me to sign that contract if I didn’t keep my options open. I’ll let you fill in the blanks.”
LeBron James will be playing basketball for ________ in 2010.
I think I’ll fill “New York” in that blank and see what happens. What about you?
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