Breaking News: LeBron James Not Leaving Cleveland, Sorry Knicks Fans

D.Michael LeeSenior Analyst IMay 8, 2009

CLEVELAND - MAY 07:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts after just missing a three pointer as time expired in the third quarter while playing the Atlanta Hawks in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 7, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland won the game 105-85 to take a 2-0 series lead. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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5/8/09

NBA MVP LeBron James is on top of the basketball world right now, and enjoying bringing the excitement of a possible NBA Title back to to his home state.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports today that LeBron may not want to change anything anytime soon.

James spoke to ESPN's Outside The Lines in regards to him possibly leaving Cleveland for the bright lights of New York, or somewhere else, when he became a free agent.

LeBron said: ”I’m comfortable with being in Cleveland. I’m excited about it.” James went on to say he loved the direction that the organization was going in, and dispelled any rumors of his departure from the Cavs. Sorry Knicks fans.

In other news, Rockets forward Ron Artest was very upset after learning that Kobe Bryant was not suspended for the elbow he threw at Artest in Game 2.

Bryant was given a flagrant one foul for the elbow, however, in the NBA rulebook, it states any elbow thrown above the shoulders is grounds for suspension. Artest himself was suspended for throwing an elbow in a playoff series against the Spurs in 2006, so this was close to his heart.

Since the Hornets were bounced out of the playoffs so early, rumors have been running around about the future of the team’s core players, including forward David West.

The Times-Picayune reports today that Hornets management has come out to say it is very unlikely that David West will be moved. The Hornets may still look at making changes to their roster, with Peja Stojakovic and Tyson Chandler the trade bait offered up.

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