AKRON, Ohio (TNS) — Remember the date.
On Friday, June 8, 2018, the clock ticked down and the Cleveland Cavaliers lost another NBA championship to the Golden State Warriors at Quicken Loans Arena.
The Cavs were swept by the Warriors and Friday could be the last time Cavs fans had the opportunity to see that "kid from Akron" in a Cleveland jersey.
But only LeBron James knows the answer to the question surrounding his future. He can opt out of the three-year, $100 million contract he signed on Aug. 12, 2016. Free agency starts on July 1. Although negotiations can begin sooner, James generally takes time to consider his options, which will include his hometown team.
And for now he's not talking much about what the future holds.
This should come as no surprise.
When James left the Cavaliers the first time, he waited until prime time on July 8, 2010, to announce his "Decision" to a worldwide ESPN audience that he was taking his talents to South Beach.
And when he eventually returned home to win a championship here, we had to wait until a Friday afternoon for the now famous "Letter" penned to Sports Illustrated to arrive on July 11, 2014.
So for now, we have to wait and hope the smell of Swensons burgers, a short work commute up Interstate 77 from his home in Bath Township and the unfinished business of turning around the futures of Akron school kids through his charity are enough to convince him to remain with the wine and gold.