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5 Reasons Why LeBron James Should Not Sign with Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James: 5 Reasons Why He Shouldn't Sign with Cleveland Cavaliers

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The NBA rumor mill has indicated for most of the past week that LeBron James is seriously considering the possibility of returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. While the option of returning home must be an attractive one, James nevertheless would be best off not going back to Cleveland. Here are 5 reasons why he should not sign with the Cavaliers.

5. Miami vs. Cleveland

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5. Miami vs. Cleveland

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Whether one calls Cleveland home or not, there isn't much arguing against the claim that it would be preferable to live in South Beach and play for the Miami Heat (LeBron's other chief suitor) rather than living in the Cleveland area and playing for the Cavaliers. James lives back home in Ohio during the summers, but spending the basketball portion of the year in Miami has to be pretty nice.

4. Money

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4. Money

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Barring a surprise, LeBron will get a max deal from whichever team he signs with. Florida does not have an individual income tax, but Ohio does. Playing in Miami over Cleveland means more real dollars in the bank for James.

3. Dan Gilbert

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3. Dan Gilbert

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After James departed for Miami in the summer of 2010, Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert wrote a letter to the fans scorning the "self-declared former King" and promising that Cleveland would win a championship before LeBron would. Gilbert burned some bridges that day; if I'm in James' position, four years of playing in South Beach isn't enough to make me forget that.

2. Question Mark at the Head Coach Position

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2. Question Mark at the Head Coach Position

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David Blatt has never even been an assistant coach for an NBA team before, and now he's taking on the lead job for the Cavaliers. On one hand, LeBron has a known commodity and (presumably) friend in Erik Spoelstra in Miami. On the other, he has a guy who hasn't ever coached an NBA game. Cleveland may be home, but it seems to have a lot more unknowns and question marks hanging around than Miami does.

1. Overrated Supporting Cast in Cleveland

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1. Overrated Supporting Cast in Cleveland

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The prospect of Kyrie Irving and LeBron playing together is interesting, but they wouldn't be anywhere near as good a combination as most think. Irving is brutally overrated and gives up nearly as much on the defensive end as he adds on offense. He may very well be the worst defender among all of the NBA's starting point guards. If chasing championships is the goal, it makes more sense to stick in Miami with Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and company.

Sean Sarcu is a Chicago Blackhawks writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.