On Friday, Brian Windhorst of ESPN (via Deadspin's Giri Nathan) provided an update on James' decision-making process after Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reported the four-time NBA MVP's agent informed the Cavs he's declining a player option in his contract to become an unrestricted free agent.
"He's planning on having a meeting with his closest advisors and friends," Windhorst said. "I believe, you know, he's still in the Caribbean, and I believe that his friends have come there and they're gonna huddle there. They have what they call 'The Decision Cave.'"
Windhorst would later clarify his usage of cave:
Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN
In today's edition of Aggregation Run Amok: no LeBron's group of family & advisors isn't going to a literal cave to discuss future. In '14 when hunkering down they jokingly called being in a decision cave. All detailed my book, Return of the King, available at fine book sellers
The latest betting lines from OddsShark list the Los Angeles Lakers (-155) as the favorite to sign James in free agency. They are followed by the Cavaliers (+200), Philadelphia 76ers (+550), Boston Celtics (+900) and Houston Rockets (+950).
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Although LeBron hasn't publicly commented on the teams he's considering, it's believed the 33-year-old Ohio native is seeking a quick resolution to his trip into the open market.
That means The Decision Cave figures to become an active place over the next couple days.