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Again and again, we hear Lebron James’s name mentioned every time the Knicks or the Nets make a any moves. Last week during the draft, the Nets traded Richard Jefferson and his high salary, a move many analyst interpreted as part of an attempt to free up cap space in 2010 when Lebron become a free agent.
In an interview today, Lebron was asked about these rumors and he said as long as they (the Cavs) remain committed to winning an NBA championship he will stay with them.
“I just want to win,” James said. “I want to get better every year. That’s all I ask. I know me. I know I will go to the gym and work out and make sure I’m better the next year. I just need for the organization to make that same commitment, which I think the Cavs have.”
Still, James admitted he couldn’t help but smile when he heard his name mentioned during last week’s NBA draft as the Nets traded Richard Jefferson and his high salary, a move many interpreted as part of an attempt to free up cap space before making a run at James.
“It’s kind of funny, honestly,” said James, at a Manhattan hotel Monday with his U.S. Olympic basketball teammates for a media appearance. “I just kind of laughed at it.”