LeBron James Sheds Light On His Mindset Ahead Of NBA Free Agency

Kerr contract extension top priority for Warriors after Finals win

The Warriors blocked 13 shots in the game, with Curry and Durant joining Green with three apiece.

They are built for the long haul.

They had reached their destination: dynasty.

The Warriors are already well over the cap, and they will be deep into the luxury tax no matter what kind of discounts they get on those players. "Let's just speak truth", James said before rattling off Golden State's embarrassment of riches. "It makes us better". "Hopefully I can break the mold so when the next guy comes, he can still get $200 or $300 million and be 33 years old. As long as we're doing the right thing, we're in the right spots, we're helping each other out on defense, it just works for us". "It's a great feeling to be back here".

James tried his best to drag his team to at least one victory, to no avail. His eighth straight appearance didn't go well either, and now there's uncertainty where the superstar will play next.

"Pretty much played the last three games with a broken hand", James said. One of them was James, who sat slumped in his corner locker, bags of ice on his knees and a towel over his face.

There was George Hill's missed free throw that would have won the game in regulation, J.R. Smith's brain freeze when he lost track of the score, the timeout that Cavs coach Tyronn Lue left unused and the many calls the Cavs didn't agree with.

"It's humbling to be on the 20 anniversary cover of a game I've played and loved since I was a little kid", said James. In case anyone's forgotten, an unfocused Warriors team allowed the Cavs to score 49 first-quarter points as Cleveland rolled to a 137-116 Game 4 win last season. But now after being swept by the Warriors, what's next for LeBron James moving forward? Kevin Durant superbly led in Game 4 by scoring 43 points in 15 of 23 shooting.

And they may stay that way.

Then the league's best team tightened the screws on Cleveland in the third quarter, outscoring the Cavs 25-13 and prompting Golden State fans to begin those drawn-out "War-eee-orrss" chants that provide a ideal musical accompaniment to their 3-point barrages.

Moreover, Durant tallied one steal and three blocks on the defensive end. "From five years ago until now, it seems like he's ten times better, because he's added so much skill to his game".

James reportedly will meet this summer with Philadelphia, the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston, Boston, Miami and even the Warriors.

After all, it took a historic postseason from James for his team to just get back to the Finals this season - only to be swept by Golden State - and he's well aware than anywhere he lands will become an instant title contender.

"Sitting down and considering everything but my family is a huge part of whatever I decide to do in my career and they will continue to be that".

No player in the league understands the current climate better than James, who formed a super-team in Miami with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh and won two National Basketball Association titles before returning to Cleveland and joining forces with All-Stars Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. Since last season, Whiteside's value has tremendously gone down, and the Cavaliers would be foolish to absorb the remaining two years and $52.4 million left on his contract unless the Heat attach Goran Dragic in the deal.

"We've got a lot of three-time, two-time champs in there, and we'll have plenty of time in our lives to discuss that later", Curry said. But the Game 4 blowout dropped the overnight rating to 11.2, which was 1.4 points below a 12.6 for Game 4 in 2017 and 6.7% lower than a 12.0 for the same contest in 2016. And then there was James, taking that razor-thin margin of error between the teams and making it even smaller with one painful swing.

Should he go that route, James could sign with a team in early July. But since then, he has seen the Cavaliers trade All-Star guard Kyrie Irving to the Celtics, the departure of general manager David Griffin and back-to-back Finals losses to the Warriors.

"Well, I mean, I'm not going to take you throughout the whole process. I don't think anybody's even anxious about that stuff". That's what champions do.



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