Gloria James: “LeBron’s a Hometown Boy”

It isn’t often that NY-based media would print something like this, but in the light of all of this Cablevision talk, the Post comes through with the latest:

Knick fans who are counting on LeBron James to join the hapless team after his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers expires next year had better have a Plan B.

The hoops star’s mother, Gloria, told Page Six it’s not happening. “He’s a hometown boy,” she said. LeBron grew up in Akron, Ohio, but his home now is Cleveland.

Again, this isn’t LeBron saying anything one way or the other, and the constant back-and-forth is enough to drive fans crazy.  We’ve discussed the Akron-Cleveland thing ad nauseum over the last few months so the fact that Cleveland is actually mentioned as a “home” has to be worth something.  I’m not sure how reliable the Gloria James quote is, but if anyone is in the know, I assume it would be her.

  • dgriff13

    OMG, he’s staying! OMG, he’s leaving! dance, puppets, dance! LOL

  • DocZeus

    Until Lebron’s name is inked on the dotted line for one team or the other, I’m going to take this all with a huge grain of salt.

  • Du

    Actually this is a good point that has not been talked about as much as it probably should be. LeBron and his mom have a pretty much inseparable relationship….Not that she can’t pick up and move where he would go but the Rubber City is a big part of their lives.

  • Tsunami

    if you look at everything Lebron DOES and not what he SAYS, then you would be 99.99% sure that he is going to stay in Cleveland.

    If you look at what he SAYS then maybe you are on the fence.

    He’s got a really good thing going, and he’s extremely loyal. He will stay.

  • Matt
  • Matt

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  • Isis

    How many times and ways do I need to say he’s not goin anywhere? Forget about Gloria, just add up all the reasons to stay and the reasons to leave. Just relax…………he’s not goin’ to Charles (James) Dolan’s absurdly run Knicks.

  • Matt

    I am not a Cavs fan, but this whole “lebron is going to new york thing” is really annoying. KNICK FANS NEED TO CALM THE F*** DOWN! Lebron is going to sign a contract extention with the cavs…and i know it for sure. He is not going to new york…so new york fans, don’ get all exited and start wearing your lebron jerseys. remember when knick fans thought they were getting stephen curry?did they?new york fans piss me off period.

  • Yegley

    I ran into her a couple years back over by Goodyear park at 10am. She came out of the gas station and climbed into her Escalade kickin 25″ rims and a 40 of Corona. Credible…….??? YOU MAKE THE CALL

  • steve

    no more or less credible than an random blog commenter

  • fmayse

    @10 – Which is at least twice as credible as a twitter update…