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Could LeBron James see himself playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers once again? He won’t rule it out and said that if he made a decision to comeback sometime he is hoping the town’s amply scorned followers would take him back. Basketball betting lines

James qualified it all by saying he’s cheerful playing for the championship-contending Miami Heat. But making his 3rd return to Cleveland because his high-profile free-agency departure, hard feelings appear to be thawing from James’ perspective.

“I think it’d be great, it might be fun to play in front of these fans again,” James expounded after the Heat’s training at Quicken Loans Arena.

“I had plenty of entertaining times here. You can’t envision the future. Hopefully you keep on staying healthy. I’m here as a Miami player and I’m contented where I am now but I don’t rule that out in any sense. If I opt to come back, afterwards the fans will accept me.”

Dwyane Wade, who helped convince James to leave Cleveland 2 years back, accepted he could see James coming back – although not in the future.

James, who is under deal with the Miami Heat for 2 more seasons with an option for 2 more, also appeared to extend an olive branch to Cavs owner Dan Gilbert. The 2 have taken various highly visible shots at each other since James’ departure in July of 2010. The most memorable was Gilbert’s ranting open letter to Cavs fans the night James pronounced his call.

“I don’t hold hard feelings, I hold them a bit but I don’t hold them that extended,” James announced. “He said what he announced out of fury. He almost certainly would like to take that back, but I made a howler, too. There are some things I’d need to take back also.

You find out from your errors and move on.”

James and Gilbert have not talked since the Cavs’ free-agent conference with James on July 3, 2010. The 2 were in a collective audience negotiating session in NY for one or two hours last fall but did not speak. James recounted there hadn’t been any endeavors by either side to make things up. Basketball lines

But time and situation seem to be closing the wounds. The Cavs drafted former Duke player Kyrie Irving with the No. 1 overall pick last year alongside Tristan Thompson with the No. 4 pick. Thompson is represented by one of James’ closest mates, Rich Paul. James still spends his offseason living in close by Akron, where most of his family still lives.

James recognized he has changed and is enjoying hoops the way in which he once did.

“I’m back to how I was in Cleveland, having a great time with the game, appreciating the game, loving the game and playing at a high level,” he announced. “I got away from that last year. It had been a difficult year for me last year; making the entire transition, on and off the court, going through everything I went thru.

“I just got back to how I got to this position, back to playing the way that I know how to play.”

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