LeBron James apparently is unhappy about something that happened four years ago, and that’s why it’s taking him so long to decide on a team.
ESPN.com reported Friday, via sources, that James’ free-agent decision is being hung up because he still has an issue with a letter written by Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert after James left the team for the Miami Heat in 2010.
Shortly after James bolted for South Beach and embarrassed Gilbert and the Cavaliers in the process, the owner slammed James in an open letter to Cleveland fans. James hasn’t forgotten that, according to ESPN.com, and time hasn’t fully healed that wound yet.
It’s the primary reason James hasn’t rejoined the Cavaliers, according to the report.
“If it wasn’t for that letter, this would’ve been done awhile ago,” a source told ESPN.com.
The letter was still accessible on the Cavaliers’ website, but it finally was taken down Monday.