LeBron James' heralded return to the Cleveland Cavaliers has not followed the fairy tail storyline every anticipated as of yet.
The figure head of a team that has struggled to find consistency so far in the 2014-15 campaign, LeBron has on numerous occasions voiced his concerns about team mentality and a lack of progression towards where he, and his teammates, want the franchise to be.
Only yesterday James admitted the Cavs were "not very good in every aspect" of the game, and, according to Cleveland.com's Chris Haynes, the NBA superstar is prepared to quit the team for a second time should things fail to change.
Per Haynes' report:
"James...has no intention of compromising his prime years playing for a sputtering organization. He can opt out of his contract at the end of the season and become a free agent.
"Given the massive scrutiny he would endure if he departed Cleveland a second time, if his hand is forced, I'm told he won't hesitate to make the appropriate business decision if it means bolting."
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With reports suggesting there is discontent brewing amongst the roster concerning under pressure head coach David Blatt, the suggestion that LeBron James could walk away from his home state team come the end of the season will only serve to add further unrest to the 18-12 franchise.
What would "force" LeBron's hand remains to be seen but the Cavaliers must improve on the court in the near future if they are to prove to their main man that they are capable of competing for championships in the very near future.
Big second half
On returning home James was at pains to play down the chances of the Cavs going all the way this season but it is fair to assume he would have expected the team to have more than a .600 win percentage heading into 2015.
A big second half of the season is required to at least ensure LeBron isn't tempted to test free agency for the second summer running.