LeBron James faces major career decision

The NBA superstar has until 11:59 p.m. Friday to decide whether to stay in his hometown of Cleveland or become a free agent.
2:25 | 06/29/18

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We're back now with decision day for Lebron James. The king has until 11:59 P.M. Tonight, tonight, tonight to decide whether to stay in his beloved hometown of Cleveland or opt out of his contract and become a free agent. Come on, T.J. What do you know? Are we really doing this again? It seemed like he just got there and talking about leaving already. Lebron can be leaving Cleveland for a second time and right now, he holds the future of franchises of fans and, yes, of local businesses in the palm of his oversized hand. And that will do it. As soon as the final buzzer sounded on his crushing loss on his NBA finals there was one question on everybody's mind. Do you feel like you've played your last game for the Cavs? I mean, I have no idea at this point. Reporter: The deadline for king James to opt out of hit contract in Cleveland is tonight at midnight and his decision about where he'll play next season could change a team's fortunes. ??? How you like me ??? I'll take my talents to south beach and join the Miami heat. The Miami heat are once again NBA champions. I love you, I'm back! It's over. Cleveland is a city of champions once again. Reporter: This morning Philadelphia fans are launching banners begging and pleading for king James to come eat cheesesteaks but many will tell you the smart money is the Lakers out in L.A. With the 33-year-old having homes there already. Stephen Smith says he's been in touch with Kevin Durant about the possibility of the two teaming up in L.A. Well, Lebron James reached out to Kevin Durant via text from what I'm told about coming to Los Angeles. I don't know what Kevin Durant's response to him was. That is not the information that I got, but I will tell you what I did hear is that behind the scenes Kevin Durant was like why would I do that? Exactly. A business story. The cavaliers jumped from 500 million in value to 1.3 billion right now for him being there. Local businesses pick up millions of dollars per game. Do you think he stays? What do you think? It's home. I hope he stays in Cleveland and his wife and kids, three kids there. That's right and they've really made it a home there in Akron. Good night. We'll see. I got a lot of relatives in Akron. That's where they grew up. They want him to stay. You too. You're from Cleveland.

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