Two tiered question: Ask yourself this...
1. Where could he go where he would realistically compete vs Golden State?
2. If he leaves, does it change the way we view his title in Cleveland, is it still the warm hearted “go-home” story?
Interesting Q & A with Woj on the Dan LeBatard Show...
Q: LeBron James, leaves or stays?
Woj: I’m not going to do it, Dan. There are so many variables in a year … it is going to be hard for him to go anywhere and feel like it’s going to take a couple, three years to build. It has to feel relatively ready-made … I think Golden State kind of skews that. You look around and there’s almost nothing you can put together in this league right now that makes you think, ‘OK, now we’re better than Golden State or ‘now we’re as good as Golden State.’
In another year … I don’t know if staying gets him closer … or leaving gets him closer, but Golden State is so good … I think that whole idea is skewered. So maybe you just go where you want to play.
Woj: When Lebron was in Miami, or if potentially Lebron is in Los Angeles, it’s easier to recruit other players with him, when he’s in those places, vs recruiting them in Cleveland.
When Cleveland was the best team … you can get guys in Cleveland. But when people feel they’ve fallen behind, and Golden State is the team, I do think it’s a little harder to recruit guys to play there.