Thread: bron signs
View Single Post
Old 07-08-2006, 02:15 PM   #3
SJellen
I hit open 5-footers
 
SJellen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 215
Default

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2513416
CLEVELAND -- LeBron James won't be leaving home anytime soon.

LeBron James
Small Forward
Cleveland Cavaliers

Profile
2006 SEASON STATISTICS
GM PPG RPG APG FG% FT%
79 31.4 7.0 6.6 .480 .738




Cleveland's All-Star forward accepted a five-year contract extension worth about $80 million from the Cavaliers on Saturday, a huge relief for the rising team and its fretting fans who worried he might be planning an escape.

James, who in three seasons as a pro has turned the Cavaliers from doormats into a playoff team, will sign the deal once the league's moratorium ends Wednesday, said his agent Leon Rose.

"I am very excited and happy to be re-signing with the Cavaliers. Staying in Cleveland ... provides me with the unique opportunity to continue to play in front of my family, friends and fans," James said in a statement released by his publicist. "I look forward to working toward bringing a championship to our great fans and the city of Cleveland."
SJellen is offline   Reply With Quote