LeBron James hasn’t played one game for the Miami Heat but he won’t rule out playing for his old team the Cavaliers one day.
After making his decision to leave the Cavs to play for The Heat the team’s owner Dan Gilbert posted a hateful letter on the Cav’s website calling James a traitor. In an interview with GQ magazine LeBron responds to the letter stating that the comments have given him “motivation” for the first time the Heat play the Cavs this season.
James said of Gilbert’s late-night letter: “I don’t think he ever cared about LeBron. My mother always told me: ‘You will see the light of people when they hit adversity. You’ll get a good sense of their character.’ Me and my family have seen the character of that man.”
However, he hasn’t ruled out returning to Cleveland later in his career despite the hard feelings expressed by the fans and the owner.
“If there was an opportunity for me to return [to Cleveland] … and those fans welcome me back, that’d be a great story,” he says.
James returns to Cleveland to play his old team for the first time on December 2 and plays the Cavs three more times on December 15th, January 31st and March 29th.