As expected, James was one of the biggest stars present – even though he was keeping company with Michael Jordan, Shaq, Kevin Garnett, and, of course, dozens of current NBA players.
But his involvement with the game was somewhat overshadowed by a few comments he made – comments that made fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers very, very happy and optimistic.
LeBron James all weekend: pic.twitter.com/fHa2hP1cIq
— McNeil (@Reflog_18) February 20, 2022
James publicly said that the “door’s not closed” on a possible second return to the Cavaliers.
He also praised the town again and again during All-Star Weekend.
Was this James just celebrating the town he came from or was it a serious sign of him coming back?
An All-Star Town
The entire league came together in Cleveland for this year’s All-Star Game and it gave the NBA an opportunity to highlight just how special the city is.
James has always been a fan of Cleveland, even as his NBA career has taken him to Miami and now to Los Angeles.
As he nears the end of his time playing professional ball, he’s still playing at an incredible level.
That means he may still be a terrific player even after his current contract with LA expires.
So, in theory, he could keep playing past 2023 – and he could decide to end his time in the league back in Cleveland.
James’ latest comments suggest that a fairy tale, poetic ending in Cleveland isn’t impossible.
However, maybe he is just doing what he’s always doing: praising a city that he loves so much.
Maybe people are looking into things too much and James has no intention to leave LA, even when his contract is done.
Only time will tell but until then, fans will be eagerly awaiting more indications from James.