He was finally able to bring the city an NBA championship, leading a historic 3-1 comeback against the 73-9 Warriors in 2015. A key piece on that championship team was forward Kevin Love, who served as the third option for the team alongside James and Kyrie Irving. Love remained with the Cavs after James departed for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018.
For a while, the Cavaliers were disappointing while James won another NBA title a few years back. However, the roles are now reversed, with the Lakers looking destined to miss the NBA play-in tournament and the Cavaliers firmly in the play-in tournament in the Eastern Conference.
Love discussed the 2015 Cleveland Cavaliers team with Fansided on Monday and was asked if he thought there was a possibility that the 18-time All-Star could potentially return to Cleveland and end his career where it all started.
“I mean, that’s like a storybook ending for him,” Love said. “I don’t want to project what he may or may not want to do, but where our team is trending and how we’re set up to win for a very long time and how much you know, Cleveland and Akron and all of Ohio loves him. It’d be great to get Bronny over here too and then we’ll call it a day.”
The two have reportedly remained good friends from their time together in Cleveland, which makes his comments very interesting when thinking about a potential reunion.
LeBron will become a free agent next season, and unless things change drastically in Los Angeles, you have to imagine that he would love to go somewhere else to contend for one more championship. A big factor in where James signs next is likely whichever team ends up drafting Bronny James, who will likely be eligible in 2024.