Report: LeBron wouldn't commit to Cavs beyond this season

Per ESPN's Jackie MacMullan, LeBron James declined to commit to the team beyond this season, after being asked to do so by Cavs owner Dan Gilbert.

Kahron Spearman

One critical note in Jackie MacMullan's piece was a confirmation she secured - which had already been buzzing around during the summer - of LeBron James much-speculated future.

One could read the following as they wish, but MacMullan writes that when Cavs owner Dan Gilbert "was presented with the Celtics as a trade partner for Irving, he went to LeBron and tried to secure a pledge from his franchise player to remain beyond the 2017-18 season."

James, team and league sources confirm, wouldn't commit.

Jackie MacMullan
Reporter/writer, ESPN

James is averaging 27.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, a career-best 9.2 assists in his 15th season for third-seeded Cavs, who just got back the services of Isaiah Thomas.

The Cavs are still the favorite to represent the East in the Finals.