Anderson Varejao: LeBron James could return to Cleveland Cavaliers

Nov 25, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) is introduced before the game against the Phoenix Suns at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

When LeBron James decided to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and join the Miami Heat, he was unquestionably the most hated sports personality in Cleveland. James has an early termination option this summer and could become an unrestricted free agent, allowing him to sign a long-term contract with any team. His former teammate, Anderson Varejao, believes that LeBron coming home to Cleveland isn’t out of the realm of possibility.

“It could happen,” said Varejao, the last remaining link to the James-led Cavs teams. “Bron is from Akron. Akron is not too far from here. Eventually in his career, he probably wants to play at home.”

“I think the way he left was wrong,” Varejao said. “But regardless … he helped me a lot, helped my game and helped me as a person. I have nothing against him. It could happen.”


The Heat will be visiting the Cavs Wednesday evening, so it’s understandable that the topic is being brought up once again. The Cavs never really managed to put a true superstar next to LeBron during his years playing for the team and Kyrie Irving is now leading the show. In terms of being a decent future project, the Cavaliers could be an attractive option for James this summer. However, Miami has made the NBA Finals several years in a row and the Cavaliers luring LeBron back home is certainly a long shot at this point.


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