June 1st, 2010
02:26 PM ET

LeBron: Cleveland has "edge" when he's free agent

[Updated 7:45 p.m.] Read the full story on Lebron giving Cleveland the "edge" on CNN.com

[Posted 2:26 p.m.]Two-time MVP basketball superstar LeBron James is on the cusp of free agency. In an interview scheduled to air Friday with CNN's Larry King, James said his current team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, has the best chance of keeping him.

King: Do you lean at all toward the place you know the best? I mean do they have an edge going in ...

JAMES: Oh, absolutely.

KING: ... your home team?

JAMES: Absolutely. Because, you know, this city, these fans, I mean, have given me a lot in these seven years. And, you know, for me, it's comfortable. So I've got a lot of memories here. And - and so it does have an edge.

James has not talked to the media since the Cleveland Cavaliers were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs by the Boston Celtics.

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  1. Bigga

    Two years ago the Cavs began setting up for the 2010 free agent market. Most of the current contracts were written expressly with clauses that left this year optional. Therefore there is plenty money available to sign other big name free agents. With the addition of perhaps C. Bosh & D. Wade, with J.Calipari at the helm the Cavs stand to become a dynasty.

    June 1, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Drew

    why are yall acting as if he signed a contract yet?? if he wants to stay in cleveland so bad why is he testing the free agency?? huh?? Please lebron likes the big lights the city i believe he will leave cleveland did yall watch game 6. i do believe clevelands in the race but i think chicago has a better chance

    June 1, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. joey

    I hope whatever he does, he does for himself. Hes incredible. But Kobe will always take it in my book.


    June 2, 2010 at 2:48 am | Report abuse |

    hey LBJ needs to leave! they arnt gonna win a champonship .they dont have any other people that even compare to him. they arnt gonna have Shaq i mean its simple Shaqs a romer. Hes gonna leave. So who they got now Antwan Jameson,Moe Williams,or hows bout Anthoney Parker? Im pretty shure none of them can win 2 MVP in a roe. look cleveland can worry about themselves i say go to the Heat. Then the Heat can trade for eather John Wall or Demarcus Cusins. but not my decesion its LBS. Long live the KING

    June 2, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
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