NBA: LeBron James fully committed to Cleveland cause


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LeBron James remains fully committed to Cleveland Cavaliers despite Kyrie Irving’s desire to leave the team.

Small forward James is currently enjoying his second spell at the Quicken Loans Arena and he has helped the Cavs reach three consecutive NBA Championship finals, including when they secured their maiden success in the competition in 2016.

Point guard Irving has also played a major role in Cleveland’s recent success, but it appears he will leave the team during the off-season, as he has reportedly requested a trade.

James is understood to be disappointed by his team-mate’s desire to leave, but it appears the four-time MVP will not be following suit, as he plans to honour the no-trade clause in his contract, which means he will remain with the Cavs for the entire 2017-18 season.

The 32-year-old also holds a $35.6 million player option for the 2018-19 season, although his decision to take up that clause may depend on how well the Cavs fair this season.

Cleveland have won three consecutive Eastern Conference titles, but they are expected to face a stern test of their credentials from the likes of Boston, Toronto and Washington during the upcoming campaign.

Golden State and San Antonio will be the obvious threats from the Western Conference, although Cleveland are priced at 5.00 to secure overall Championship glory come the end of the season.

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