Like E.F. Hutton, when NBA Commissioner David Stern talks, people listen.

So last week, prior to Game 2 between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers at the Quicken Loans Arena, when Stern weighed in with his thoughts on the summer plans of LeBron James, there can be no doubt that eyes widened and ears perked up.

According to, Stern, a New York City native and lifelong New York Knicks fan, in a reiteration of thoughts expressed last October regarding James’ pending free agency, stated that he’d like to see the 2-time league MVP re-sign with the Cavaliers this summer.

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