Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Is LeBron Staying in 2010???

As much as we as a site (polomike.com) tend to wish we could just ignore all talk about LeBron James’ future as a Cavalier, we realistically know better. This season is going to be as much about the future plans of LeBron as it will be about the Cavaliers’ latest title chase, so be forewarned. Having said that, though, the news doesn’t always have to be bad.

Sure, it seems like the news that always creates the biggest waves comes whenever a rumor is spread that “sources believe LeBron is going to play wherever Chris Bosh plays” or something of that manner. The kind of news that has LeBron leaving Cleveland is the kind of news that makes headlines. But every once in a while, you get more reaffirming rumors for Cavs fans, and the news this morning is the good kind of rumor.

ESPN’s Chris Broussard is reporting that a source very close to Trevor Ariza has informed him that LeBron told Ariza in a phone call that he would be in Cleveland beyond 2010. Broussard writes:

In a last-ditch effort to recruit Trevor Ariza away from the Houston Rockets, LeBron James told Ariza he would remain with the Cavaliers past 2010, according to a person close to Ariza.

Even that wasn’t enough to get Ariza, who verbally committed to join the Rockets last Thursday, to change his mind and go to Cleveland.

But the Cavaliers will gladly settle for the consolation prize; if indeed James’ statement to Ariza was more than an empty sales pitch.

“Trevor asked LeBron if he would be in Cleveland after next season,” the source said. “And LeBron said, ‘I’ll be there. Of course, I’ll be there.’”

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