James plans to stay with Cavs

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June 23, 2016
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (centre) arrives at the Quicken Loans Arena with his children before a parade celebrating the Cavaliers' NBA Championship in downtown Cleveland yesteday. The Cavaliers made history by overcoming a 3-1 deficit to beat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals and end the city's 52-year drought without a professional sports championship. (AP Photo)

CLEVELAND (AP):

Don't expect any off-season drama about whether Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James will stay or go.

The unanimous NBA Finals MVP told reporters yesterday at his team's championship parade that he plans to stay put next season.

James is expected to opt out of his contract to re-sign for more money, a move several NBA players are making because a new television contract is raising the salary cap and amount players can make under a max contract.

James declared his latest intentions in a much more low-key way than 'The Decision' in 2010, when he announced he was leaving the Cavs for the Miami Heat in a TV special, or in 2014 when he announced his return to Cleveland in a Sports Illustrated essay titled 'I'm Coming Home.'

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