For the record with all this Lebron stuff. I don't think anyone but Lebron knows what he wants to do. For starters, I used to even wonder if Lebron would retire earlier then people expected, like he would just kinda burn out. If he makes the finals again next year and loses, I do think he will eventually just get tired of this mentally.
And he is older now then when he went to Miami, he is going to be pushing 34 NEXT SUMMER, why would he want to go to a team and hang out with a bunch of kids who can't even drink? One of the big reasons that Lebron did go to Miami too is his close friendship with Wade.
Lebron is close with many Cavs players and his kids are getting older now and his wife is settled. Not sure he is moving again right now. Not to mention, his oldest son is into basketball too and seems to be developing a following. Which did start a fight by LaVar Ball about sons, so I am not sure I ever see Lebron playing with the Ball family.
I used to always hear Lebron wanted to hand the keys to the team to Kyrie Irving too someday. I used to think he would just retire with the Cavs and let Kyrie be the new face since he hinted at this. Cavs fans are always paranoid he is leaving though but then again they are not the sharpest tools in the shed most of the time.
If something shocking happens, I used to wonder if it would be Lebron retiring earlier then expected. Since he has been playing since right out of high school.
If Lebron leaves next summer I will be suprised. Unless it was say to a team like the Spurs where he was going to finally play with an all time great coach.
But again nobody but Lebron knows what he will do. We all can just speculate. He is still at peak physical form and high levels playing, so just enjoy it while it lasts. I hated losing Kobe and I will hate the day Lebron retires.