LeBron James’ agent, Rich Paul: Focus should be on winning
LeBron James’ manager, Maverick Carter, recently said winning matters most for LeBron James’ upcoming free agency.
Now, LeBron’s agent is driving home that point.
Rich Paul on The Herd:
Winning isn’t the only thing LeBron cares about. If it were, he’d sign a minimum contract with the Warriors.
For LeBron, like anyone considering changing jobs, several considerations factor. Winning is one, but only one. Time will tell how large of one.
For Carter and Paul to do these interviews now feels like a coordinated attack. When he went to the Heat in 2010 and returned to the Cavaliers in 2014, LeBron gave clues beforehand that were more obvious in hindsight. These interviews might fit the trend – but how?
Is LeBron warning the underwhelming Cavs – 8-7 with the NBA’s worst defense – that they must do more to help him win? Is he sending a signal of his loyalty to Cleveland, which has been very successful with him? Is he trying to temper expectations about him signing with the Lakers, who are far worse than the Cavaliers?
All three? None of the above?
So much will be at stake when LeBron becomes an unrestricted free agent next summer. It’s never to early to try reading the tea leaves.