Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James admits playing overseas is a possibility
“You never know,” James said at Team USA’s media briefing today before the Americans play Olympic host China in their first game of pool play Sunday.
“I can’t just throw all my eggs in one basket. There’s going to be a lot of opportunities for me in 2010 to decide if I want to stay with Cleveland or if I want to go elsewhere. Could I ever imagine it? No. Is it a possibility? Yes.”
James said that Russian team CSKA Moscow or Greek team Olympiacos “haven’t offered me anything.” Olympiacos, of course, recently lured Josh Childress away from the NBA by inking him to a $30 million three-year deal.
“I haven’t talked to any of them at all,” James said. “So it’s kind of a rumor that was put out there…. With the right opportunity, you never know. I love basketball. So I’ll play basketball anywhere.”
His teammates thought it was a no-brainer. “If somebody throws $50 million on the table for me,” said Carmelo Anthony, laughing, “we can talk.”