LeBron James returned to his hometown this weekend, Ohio. He played for the Cavs for 11 years and this year’s All-star game must bring memories. 

The question was put to him as to whether a return to the Cavaliers could be a possibility. 

Would he be willing to return to Cleveland and play for the Cavaliers a third time? “The door’s not closed on that,” James told The Athletic on Saturday. 

“I’m not saying I’m coming back and playing, I don’t know. I don’t know what my future holds. I don’t even know when I’m free.”

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James, of course, is a free agent after next season. He is signed to the Lakers for one more season. 

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What does the future hold for LeBron?

LeBron stressed that he has not thought about a return but he also wouldn’t rule anything out. The landscape is far different this time for both sides. James left Cleveland in 2010 for the Miami Heat. He took that Heat side to four consecutive NBA Finals and won two championships. The Cavs, meanwhile, received an army of draft picks and trade assets in return. In the following years, they struggled to piece together a competitive roster. LeBron kept his promise and returned to Cleveland to help deliver their first championship in 52 years. 

Nowadays the Cavaliers are in the thick of contention in the Eastern Conference without him. On the flip side, the Lakers are performing poorly in the West. LeBron for his part did win another NBA championship in Los Angeles after leaving Cleveland. To some, he has paid his dues in that respect. This season, the poorly constructed roster and front office mistakes have hamstrung the 37-year-old. The Lakers roster currently is a collection of underperforming talent. LeBron will be a free agent in 2023 and it is important to keep an eye on what he might do next.