|(NBA) Cavaliers meet with agent for James
Four years after their messy breakup, the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James are talking about a reunion.
Cavs officials met with James' agent, Rich Paul, this week about the free-agent superstar's possible return. The sides met as James continued his family vacation, a person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press on Thursday.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks.
James recently opted out of the final two years of his contract in Miami. The two-time NBA champion has gone to four straight finals with the Heat. However, after the team was throttled by San Antonio in this year's finals, James said he would weigh his options this summer.
One of them could be re-signing with the Cavs, the team he spent seven seasons with before leaving in 2010 to join forces with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in South Florida. Wade and Bosh also opted out of their deals with Heat, raising speculation the ``Big Three'' could be headed in different directions.
James' decision to leave Cleveland prompted owner Dan Gilbert to condemn him in a scathing letter to Cavs fans. The owner also told The AP he felt James had quit during games in the playoffs.
ESPN has reported that Paul also met with representatives for Phoenix, Houston and Dallas. --AP