Former Miami Heat player LeBron James spoke to CNN's Rachel Nichols in an interview set to air on the network Friday night at 10:30 p.m.
In his first candid one-on-one since he announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, James pointed out that a third consecutive championship would have likely kept him in Miami, at least in the short term. Here's a detailed explanation by James:
"It's a greater chance (to return to Miami), for sure, I mean, it would be hard to leave back-to-back-to-back championships and try to go for four. But, obviously, you really can't live and think of what may have happened. For me, I've always been a person kind of live in the moment."
A clip of the interview can be seen here.
Among the other bits of information included in the clip, James discusses the following:
The clip ends with James answering Nichols that he is, due to his reduced weight, quicker on the court adding, "That's not such a good thing for the competition."
- His meeting with Cavs owner Dan Gilbert.
- How difficult it is to win a championship, and the challenge he'll face in Cleveland.
- His decreased weight (now approximately 250 lbs.) and diet plan.
James will square off against his former team on October 21 in a preseason game in Brazil and their first regular season meeting is scheduled for December 25.