LEGONE FROM CAVS?
CLEVELAND — Maybe it was poetic LeBron James had a supporting cast on his injured right hand.
For the second time in a career still ascending after 15 years, James was on the wrong side of a sweep as the Golden State Warriors, a team with no apparent weaknesses and as many as four of the league’s 10 best players on its roster, transformed into a dynasty in Cleveland late Friday. His next stop is unknown. Another suspenseful summer of “Where will LeBron go next?” is off and running.
In the next few weeks, James is expected to decline his $35.6-million contract option for next season with the Cavaliers and become an unrestricted free agent like he was in 2010 and 2014. Then the fun starts — well, officially and legally under NBA rules — and teams can begin courting King James to join them.
At the moment the list of suitors is limited, but it could grow before July as teams position themselves to acquire one of the game’s most transcendent forces.