The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly operating with the mandate that LeBron James will be leaving next season but that doesn’t stop Akron from imploring The King to stay by way of merchandise.
So this is already happening in Akron pic.twitter.com/f5ekd5bsI6
— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) August 19, 2017
It’s been a difficult few months for the Cavs. They were made quick work of by the Warriors in the NBA Finals, they failed to land a free agent to help close the gap between themselves and Golden State, and then reports broke that Kyrie Irving wants to be traded.
If James bolts, next summer would be even worse, and the Cavaliers have come to terms that that may be exactly what happens. I don’t know if that’s how the hometown fans would feel, though.