NBA Rumors: Could LeBron James and Mark Jackson Join Forces In Cleveland?

By Andrew Fisher
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You can say what you want about NBA free agency, but it sure makes for interesting offseason storylines. The biggest storyline once again this offseason is of course the future of LeBron James. Will he opt-out of his contract with the Miami Heat and become an unrestricted free agent?

Right now no one, including James, seems to know for sure. His comments about his future after losing in the Finals were inconclusive, as they probably should have been. LBJ’s future is wide open and he’d be dumb not to consider any-and-all options.

One popular option is him taking his talents back to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Cavs also happen to be in the market for a new coach, and have reportedly reached out to Mark Jackson.

On top of the Cavs’ interest in the free agent head coach, there’s also a rumor from Stephen A. Smith that James would like to play for Jackson.

So, could James and Jackson join forces in Cleveland?

Of all the scenarios that could play out this offseason, those two ending up in Cleveland together is far from the craziest. It’s hard to see Jackson wanting to go to the Cavs as they’re currently constructed, but with James potentially coming back to town and the No. 1 draft pick in 2014 also set to come on board, the Cleveland job could become immensely more attractive in the coming weeks.

If you’re James there’s no reason not to ponder long and hard about a return home. It’s a move that would improve his image and one that would give him a shot to win a title the right way. Doing it alongside Jackson would just add to the story.


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