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Checkmate! The King has Options this Offseason, Should He Stay or Go?

stephen rileyCorrespondent IMay 31, 2016

The Cleveland Cavaliers finished as the regular season’s best team for the second straight year in a row. But just like last season, the Cavs fell short of their championship goal. After losing in the Eastern Conference semifinals to the Boston Celtics, many critics believe Cavs megastar LeBron James should leave his Ohio hometown and venture off to another franchise if he wishes to win a title.

Read below as AFRO sports writers Stephen D. Riley and Perry Green debate whether or not King James should give up on Cleveland.  

PG: All it would take for the Cavs to lure a quality All-Star is to offer that potential contributor the chance to play with the best young talent in the game and help him win a ring. The Lakers solidified Kobe’s legacy when they traded for All Star Pau Gasol in 2007. But in 2006, Kobe and the Lakers were eliminated in the playoffs similarity to how the Cavs were this posteason. If Cavs owner Dan Gilbert knows best, he’ll do what the Lakers did and bring LeBron help now. Cleveland may have screwed up on the potential Stoudemire trade, but it’s not too late to right the wrong. Toronto Raptor’s All-Star Chris Bosh will be a free agent this offseason, and so will Stoudemire. Both players would be an ideal fit for what the Cavs need to get over the hump.

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