In his first interview since the Cavs' season ended with a shocking second-round loss to Boston, James told CNN's Larry King that Cleveland has "an edge" to re-sign him when the greatest collection of free agents in league history hits the open market on July 1.
King, who interviewed James on Tuesday at the two-time MVP's home near Akron, asked the superstar if Cleveland has "an edge going in?"
"Absolutely," James said. "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 so it does have an edge."
The Cavaliers can give James $30 million more than any other team in a maximum-length deal. The team recently fired coach Mike Brown, who led the team to 143 wins over the past two seasons but couldn't get them to the NBA Finals either year.