Though he reiterated he is happy in Cleveland, he did provide some insight into what might go into his decision in 2010.
“When I decide to make the decision, it’s going to basically put me in a position where I feel like I can win multiple championships,” James said. “If it’s staying here, I’ll be here. If it’s moving elsewhere, I’ll have to look at my options.”
Asked what part loyalty plays into such a decision, James said: “You do what’s best for you and your family and what’s best for your career. Loyalty definitely has a big part to do with it, but the time you spend with that respective team, you give a lot of loyalty. Every night I go out, I play hard. That’s loyalty.
Mike Brown’s Thoughts
“We don’t need to clear no cap space,” Brown said. “We just need to get busy right now. . . . I like the direction we’re headed. I like my team. I believe in the guys in that locker room.”
Asked if he felt pressure to keep winning to keep James happy, Brown said: “There’s nothing I can do about that, nothing the organization can do about that. We’ve got to make our organization the best it can be, not just for LeBron but for all the employees who work there, from the custodians to the receptionists to the vice presidents, the people in the city of Cleveland and the rest of the players. We want our organization to be a first-class organization so people say, ‘I wish I could be a part of that.’ If we do that, then all that other stuff will take care of itself.”