While Carmelo Anthony is publicly touring the country and visiting various NBA franchises, free agent LeBron James is out of the country and vacationing. Meanwhile his agent is doing his bidding and visiting with teams secretively.
Teams interested in LeBron James will meet w agent Rich Paul this week in Cleveland, according to NBA source. James will not attend meetings — gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) July 1, 2014
Apparently those meetings have already occurred, wrapping up on the same day Anthony’s visit to the Lakers wrapped up his bidding. LeBron’s approach this time could be a result of the backlash from his last venture through free agency, though that was more about “The Decision” than the visits.
ESPN sources say reps from Cavs, Suns, Rockets and Mavs have all met with agent Rich Paul in Cleveland while LeBron has been on vacation — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 4, 2014
It would seem to add some legitimacy to the claim that Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was spotted in Cleveland.
Mark Cuban sitting on a corner in downtown Cleveland today is just funny to me pic.twitter.com/7X2GlPe3aW
— Mike Johanns (@MikeRJohanns) July 4, 2014
If Cuban returns or pops up in Cleveland next week, it is a good sign.
Three finalists could return to Cleveland early next week to make presentations w/ agent and LeBron James present, source tells Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 4, 2014