With LeBron James heading back to play his basketball with the Cavaliers, it appears that Cleveland could be the team to be in the Eastern Conference for years to come.
This week, the fine folks over at Slam Magazine talked with Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters.
During his interview, Waiters noted that he talked with LeBron before he made his decision to return to Northeast Ohio:
“We’ve talked,” Waiters said of his new teammate. “I actually talked with LeBron before he made his decision. He called me and just told me to be ready. Be ready. I talked to him four or five days before he made his decision. He just got on the phone and said I haven’t made my mind up yet but be ready.
I told him that I’m already working hard. I’ll be ready. And he said, I know, I know you are. Then a few days later I read the letter. I was just really excited for the city of Cleveland. I think the city, more than anybody, deserves this. They deserve to have LeBron coming back. I think the excitement is really back in Cleveland and I’m looking forward to being a part of that.”
I think everyone in Cleveland is looking forward to the next couple of seasons.
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