CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – Not that there was any doubt, but LeBron James will help the Cavs defend their NBA title.
James announced in a 1-minute video on ‘Uninterrupted’ Thursday afternoon that he’s agreed to a new deal with the Cavs.
“I just wanted to let you all know that I’m re-signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers, my hometown team,” James said. ” I couldn’t be more excited. This opportunity to defend our crown, our title. We all know last year was a magical, inspiring – all the words you could come up with – it was an unbelievable season. I just can’t wait to get the group back together. The team, the franchise, and more importantly, get everybody together – the fans. Without you guys, without your passion and commitment we wouldn’t have been able to do what we did this past season.
“I’m ecstatic. I can’t wait to see my guys. I can’t wait to get back out there in wine and gold, man and just get the band back together.”
The new deal is worth a reported 3 years and $100 million making him the highest paid player in the league for the first time in his career.
James, who won his third NBA title, was named the unanimous NBA Finals MVP after helping the Cavs overcome a 3-1 Finals deficit to beat the Golden State Warriors and win their first NBA championship in franchise history, the first major sports title in 52 years for Cleveland.
In addition to his own announcement, James had a message for the organization and general manager David Griffin.
“Let’s get J.R. done,” James said before ending his video message. “It’s that time.”