He wasn't out to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
He didn't have South Beach on his mind, but the Cuyahoga River.
He didn't imagine this last spring when he won his second MVP award in a row and the No. 1-seeded Cavaliers looked as if they would stroll to the Eastern finals, with only Orlando between them and the long-awaited LeBron- Kobe Bryant Finals matchup.
Even after their fall in the second round to Boston, James remained open to — or intent on — staying … if the Cavaliers could bring someone in.
Unfortunately, with Toronto ready to take Anderson Varejao and J.J. Hickson in a sign-and-trade, Bosh turned it down.
By then, Amare Stoudemire was New York-bound.
An NBA source says the Cavaliers then offered Mo Williams and Jamario Moon for the Clippers' Baron Davis, desperate to please James, who likes Baron and was down on Mo ... even with newly hired Coach Byron Scott having clashed with Davis in New Orleans.
Realizing he was the only star who wanted to be in Cleveland, James made his announcement on that ESPN special — "going, aptly, to My-Am-Me [which] played like 'The Bachelor,' without the rose for the winner," wrote the New York Times' Maureen Dowd, taking a break from lampooning presidents
So much for the charmed portion of that life.
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-leb ... ory?page=1
I don't really believe this is how it went down. I believe the parts about the Cavs throwing everything they could to get Baron Davis and Bosh were true, but I truly believe that looking back on it, lebron wanted to get out, he hates the city and is an attention whoring douche.