LeBron James took to Twitter to voice his condemnation of the white supremacist demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va., that turned violent and the manner in which President Donald Trump responded to the situation.
As white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klansmen clashed with counter-protesters, a car drove into a crowd of people, killing one and injuring 19 others. A few hours later, two Virginia state police officers died when their helicopter crashed in an accident linked to the rally.
We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!, Trump tweeted.
But what comes after that for James? We checked in with executives around the league for insights on what to expect for James next summer.
Stay home As goofy as things have gotten with the Cavs, all is not lost with James and his team. He has left Cleveland once, of course, and the sting of the backlash he got after that still lingers. But there is a sense that James accomplished what he went back to Cleveland to accomplish win a championship and that his next move will center on giving him one more run at a title, combined with his personal comfort.
Head to LA James has a home in Los Angeles, and it is an open secret around the league that the Lakers are planning a major push, with new honcho Magic Johnson as the salesman, to woo James next summer.