Four years after he left Cleveland heartbroken, you can bet LeBron James is listening as his next decision approaches.
There the Cavaliers went down three games to one before James and Irving began a stretch of outstanding play. As that was going on, Miami was making annual trips to the NBA Finals in June, hoisting the trophy on two separate occasions.
However, after easily sweeping the Detroit Pistons and the Atlanta Hawks in the first two rounds of the postseason, the Cavs were upset by the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference finals. The Cavs again had an NBA-best record in —10 but were upset in the second round of the playoffs by the Celtics.
The Cavs have already made the loudest noise this off-season, agreeing to a contract extension with Irving.
It is difficult sometimes to find progress in the world. Can you imagine if he had joined the hated Lakers eight years ago?