Kevin Love expects trade talk, wants to stay with Cavs

Ross Houston
June 14, 2018

If the Cavaliers couldn't keep up with the Warriors, then this is the final game.

No player in the league understands the current climate better than James, who formed a super-team in Miami with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh and won two National Basketball Association titles before returning to Cleveland and joining forces with All-Stars Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving.

Durant deservingly won Finals MVP honors for the second time in a row, but some felt as if his sharpshooting teammate in the backcourt was just as deserving - if not more.

"I don't even know where I was".

"I feel like '10 was the toughest", James said.
It's the third title in four years for the Warriors and the second one they won in Quicken Loans Arena, where their 2015 title was secured. They understand when they get on the court with me or if they check up with me, they know what it is. Just like that, with James suffering a deep bone bruise on his right (shooting) hand that he feared was a fracture, this already-daunting challenge became "Mission: Impossible".

"I have no idea at this point", James said after the NBA Finals when asked if he's played his last game for the Cavaliers after getting swept by the Golden Warriors.

The speculation is under way, and is outlining four scenarios that could unfold this summer.

James was relaxed, reflective and even resigned to his fate.

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'I had emotions [that] the game was taken away from us, [that] you just don't get an opportunity like this on the road [against] Golden State to be able to get a game one, and I let the emotions get the best of me. After bringing 12 of the same 15 players back from last year's title team this year, there is likely to be significantly more turnover this summer.

James had suffered a hand injury after the Cavs' overtime loss in Game 1 on May 31.

The fatigue factor came into play like never before, with players and coaches alike admitting that their minds and bodies were taxed from the annual October-to-June routine.

The Lakers also have decent young players - Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, and Lonzo Ball - they could keep or move for veteran talent and Los Angeles is a ideal off-court location for James to focus on his business interests in the entertainment industry. When we came here three years ago in the first meeting, we weren't fearful of his shot. "So I don't have an answer for you right now as far as that".

"We'll see what happens", James said.

Las Vegas sports books aren't permitted to take wagers on which team LeBron James will play for next season.

There have been some talk that the injury is nothing more than an excuse used by James and his camp to divert the public's attention from the Cleveland Cavaliers' deplorable performance against the Warriors. They have a ton of cap room to sign a couple of star players. We've got a lot of three-time, two-time champs in there, and we'll have plenty of time in our lives to discuss that later.

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