Mike Brown to Cleveland (Again), But What Does it Mean For LeBron Next Summer?

mike_brown_lebron_jamesCleveland, bizarrely, has hired Mike Brown (again), replacing ousted coach Byron Scott. I used “bizarrely” not because Brown can’t coach (jury’s out on that one), but because the best player in the NBA, LeBron James, is a free agent after next season, and there’s some hope in Ohio that maybe LeBron would return to the state he grew up in to finish his career. And bring Cleveland a title!

So does the hiring of Brown to a 5-year, $20 million deal enhance the chance of LeBron returning to Cleveland? South Beach has always felt like an extended vacation for LeBron – living it up in Miami with his stacked team, enjoying his 20s. Well, he’s got kids growing up in Ohio, so maybe LeBron returns to the Cavs in 2014 to play with Kyrie and become the most celebrated (I didn’t say famous, he’s not topping Jesse Owens) athlete in the history of the State?

Previously: LeBron Keeps Getting 2014 Opt-Out Questions, and Keeps Ignoring Them. Get Excited, ClevelandPreviously: LeBron Leaving Miami to Play in Cleveland with Kyrie Irving in 2014? The Media Can’t Stop Writing About It

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