Not really Nets news, but still relevant, especially on the heels of a post from earlier today. From the AP:
Frustrated by the repeated questions about his future, LeBron James said Wednesday that he won’t talk about his possible free agency next summer until after this season.
The Cleveland star and reigning NBA MVP said before the Cavaliers’ game against Orlando that all the talk is “getting old.”
James cut off interviews after being hit with questions about free agency and teaming with Miami’s Dwyane Wade, who has said the two have discussed forming a mega-tandem.
“This free agent talk is getting old. It’s getting old and I think I’m going to stop. Tonight will be the last time I answer any more free agent questions until the offseason,” James said.
May I be the first to say, “good for you LeBron.” I’m sure there will be critics out there who say he invited the questions by not shooting straight with the media from the get-go (because remember, basketball is not a business, just as sports reporters and columnist don’t come up with nonsensical speculation to fill space), but I’m glad James is doing his best to put the kae-bosh on this.
Now is there any way LeBron can stop Knicks beat writers from talking about his free agency?
Meanwhile, from a Nets perspective, I wouldn’t read anything into LeBron’s comments today besides he’s sick and tired of answering questions about the topic. I still think he stays in Cleveland, because that’s the most logical place for him, but by refusing to answer any more questions, he’s not showing his hand one way or another.