With speculation of LeBron James’ pending free agency reaching astronomical levels, some Cleveland Cavaliers fans nearly passed out from excitement when a report leaked overnight about the self-proclaimed King’s two sons being enrolled in an Ohio school for the upcoming school year. While James may very well return home and play for the Cavs again, this report has since been debunked.
There is a report that LeBron James has enrolled his kids in an Ohio school for the fall. Representatives of James say that report is false.
— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) June 17, 2014
Of course, the original report also includes this:
“LeBron already stated the age plans on having his kids attend St. Vincent-St. Mary’s, his alma mater, in Akron for high school.” Whether or not that’s true remains to be seen and may not even be relevant because LeBron will be nearing the end of his career when the oldest of his two sons begins high school.
As for what James has said that has actually been confirmed, he is going on vacation with his family before deciding whether or not to opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat before next week’s deadline. He says his family likes it in South Beach and if they’re happy, he’s happy, but no one thought they were unhappy in Cleveland and he left there in 2010, so take that with a grain of salt.
LeBron also said he “doesn’t know what Dwyane [Wade] is thinking,” so that will factor into the equation. After his play in the NBA Finals, Wade could likely be asked to take a pay cut considering he’s due almost $42 million from the Heat over the next two seasons.
Then of course there’s the rumor about the Heat’s Big Three already discussing restructuring their contracts to make room for Carmelo Anthony in Miami. Neither James nor Wade denied or confirmed that during their postgame press conferences after the Heat’s Game 5 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.
At this point, any bet is a crazy one. But don’t be surprised by anything once it’s confirmed.