The Cleveland Cavaliers haven’t given up on LeBron James quiet yet. They plan to contact his agent, Rich Paul, and they feel like the can “separate themselves” from other teams in their offer, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.
They have been preparing for months, even years, for this moment. They know any team that gets in front of him will lay out a plan of how they’ll win with him, how they’ll surround him with top talent and how they can win titles together.
But the Cavs privately feel they can separate themselves in two key areas: This area is still home to him, and Dan Gilbert is willing to cut any check necessary to help the team win.
The Cavs know how much James and his wife, Savannah, love being in Northeast Ohio. He spends plenty of time at his Bath home in the summer, and the Cavs will try to convince him of the merits to return here permanently.
Perhaps more importantly, they’ll try to sell him on Gilbert’s deep pockets. The history between Gilbert and James is all-too-well documented. Gilbert’s letter in the hours after James’ departure four years ago did significant damage to the relationship, but what can’t be denied is Gilbert’s willingness to spend.
Reportedly, James was upset by the fact that the Heat amnestied Mike Miller without properly replacing him and the Cavs are saying this won’t happen with owner Dan Gilbert.