“The kid from Akron” is on his way back to Cleveland.
After delivering an NBA title to Cleveland with an improbable and unprecedented run to a Finals win over the defending champion Golden State Warriors in a seven-game series, sources tell ESPN that LeBron James has agreed to sign a three-year, $100 million contract with the Cavaliers, a deal that will make him the league’s highest-paid player for the first time in his career.
In the championship-clinching Game 7 victory, James scored a team-best 27 points, and in leading the Cavaliers to their first NBA title, earned his third Finals MVP Award, which is tied for the second-most all-time.
Despite making only nine of his 24 attempts from the field and just one of his five three-point shots in the close-out win, James finished off a triple-double with the 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to go along with three blocked shots and two steals.
In the best-of-seven series, James averaged 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds and 8.9 assists, to go along with 2.3 blocks and 2.6 steals over 42 minutes per game. James converted 49.4 percent of his attempts from the field and 37.1 percent of his three-point attempts.
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