Report: LeBron James’ entire inner circle, including his wife, want him to sign with Cavaliers
As presented, the link between the Cavaliers and LeBron James seems to be based on his agent’s affinity for Cleveland.
Rich Paul reportedly wants to steer his client back their native Ohio. But it’s not just Paul. LeBron, an Akron native, has remained close with and empowered several friends from home. His wife, Savannah Brinson, was once his high school sweetheart.
Even after spending four years with the Heat, LeBron still has strong Ohio roots all around him.
That could matter in free agency.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:
Within Heat, still confidence they'll keep LeBron James. They know difference between his agent's agenda, and James' strong mind of his own.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 7, 2014
As Wojnarowski says, LeBron will make his own decision. But that decision will be based on input from those around him, including his wife.
If LeBron’s family, friends and advisors are really pushing him toward Cleveland, that means something. It just doesn’t mean everything.