LeBron James left Cleveland on difficult terms after publicly snubbing the Cavaliers in favor of the Miami Heat.
But the star forward said he still follows the team closely, a development that could lead to his return next season.
While many Cleveland fans remain hurt by his departure, LeBron James said watches Cleveland all the time.
“I watch most of the games when we aren’t playing. I watch pretty much every game. I do follow them a little bit to see what they’re doing,” James said.
Any hurt feelings that remain with Cleveland fans may be erased next season. LeBron James will hit free agency, and the Cavaliers are believed to be a major player.
This week, LeBron and Cleveland’s coach exchanged some compliments in the press.
Though LeBron James won back-to-back titles with the Miami Heat, four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, two NBA Finals MVP Awards, two Olympic gold medals, an NBA scoring title, and an NBA Rookie of the Year Award, Cavs coach Mike Brown still thinks LeBron can get even better.
Brown, who was LeBron’s coach for the first five years of his career in Cleveland, said James is one of the hardest workers in the league and always looking for ways to improve himself.
“He is an extremely hard worker, one of the hardest I’ve been around,” Brown said. “When you have a guy that’s that hungry to get better, then you are going to keep getting better. The crazy part about it is, I wouldn’t put it past him that he can still improve his game. He is older, and he is better.”
James has spoken highly of his former coach.
“It’s good to see him back on the sidelines,” James said. “He helped me a lot. Especially defensively and as a leader to help my growth.”
It remains to be seen if there will be a reunion between LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. James hits free agency in July.