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Lebron James: Nothing "More Then A Game" When It Came To Leaving Home

BOSTON - MAY 13:  LeBron James #23  of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts late in the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2010 NBA playoffs at TD Garden on May 13, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Cavaliers 94-85.  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 Elsa/Getty Images)
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Amin LittlejohnContributor IJuly 5, 2010

Lebron never planned to leave all along. It was just a big game the whole time.

No other situation currently looks good enough for him to leave. He know's how good he has it and Cleveland. He doesn't know how other organizations are ran.

Lebron and his friends are hometown boys. They like the idea of being in a big market but how well it would work is another question. Lebron and his marketing firm LRMR pretty much run Cleveland and Akron.

They wouldnt be able to do that anywhere else but where they are now because there are bigger corporation's then them in New York, Chicago, and New Jersey.

I think they know home is the best place to build LRMR. They know everything they need to know about Akron and Akron has been good to them.

The truth is this was just a big charade from the jump. These other teams can boast bigger star names but they cant boast a good team and organization like the Cav's can.

Also let's face the Cav's are not that far off from a title. They still have a nice nucleus i think they are just 1-2 players off.

They have a good owner who has shown he will go to great lengths to surround Lebron with talent.

Also with the recent hiring off Byron Scott that is another feather in the Cav's cap. He has said he plans to run an up tempo offense which is most likely music to Lebron's ear's. He's also preached there is nothing like winning a title at home.

Chicago has a good team but they have a rookie coach. One of LeBron requirements was a coach with head coaching experience and also one who has played in the NBA.

Miami has a good organization but they gutted their roster and Lebron doesn't even know if Wade is coming back let alone if he would think about going there.

New York doesn't really have an attractive roster but if they can obtain Amar'e Stoudemire that gives Lebron something to think about.

New Jersey has a decent roster and a decent coach. I think its still just unknown what he would be getting himself into.

The Clipper are the Clippers a team in shambles with no head coach.

Through it all i think it was just to much to leave home and how good he has it with the Cav's  for teams he seemingly doesn't know how it would work with.

I think the allure of winning a title at home is too much for Lebron to pass on. There really is no place like home.

Lebron acting as if he would leave Cleveland for another team was nothing "More Then A Game" all along.

 

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