Neighbors Buzz About LeBron James’ Future & Whereabouts
MIAMI (CBSMiami) –Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers fans, along with the rest of the sports world, are anxiously waiting for the LeBron Jame’s decision.
CBS4’s Summer Knowles was outside of James’ home on Friday after James and Dwyane Wade returned from Las Vegas early Friday morning.
Knowles reported there was not much activity at James’ house. There has been an off duty police officer who has been parked in front of his home for hours.
The buzz in the neighborhood is that he is leaving because neighbors saw multiple cars being packed up.
Knowles asked if that happens every summer but neighbors said no, normally it’s just the family that leaves, not the cars.
James just got back in town from Vegas, where he played pickup basketball with kids attending his skills camp, seemingly oblivious to the free agent frenzy he has created once again pitting Miami against Cleveland.
It’s the same city where fans burned his jersey when he decided to come to Miami but now those same fans are wearing his old Cavaliers jersey, confident he is coming back to them.
Police are also staking out his mansion in Akron, Ohio.
After his meeting with Pat Riley on Wednesday James said he is mulling it all over and Miami fans are hopeful James will rejoin the Miami Heat.
Knowles spoke other neighbors and asked if they thought he was leaving.
“He is leaving,” said Sylvia Goldstein. “Because there is no place like home and that’s his home and I think he promised them that when he left.”
When asked how Miami fans would react if he decided to leave , another neighbor said she hopes Miami fans would not be like Cleveland fans who burned jerseys.
“It’s his decision and he needs to do what’s best for him and his family, but you know, I would hate to lose him because I love seeing him play,” said neighbor Patty Forzley.