According to those privy to the thinking of LeBron James, only pleading from family members could persuade him to remain with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

James left the Cavaliers in 2010 to improve his chances of winning a title and then went back to Cleveland in 2014 in part due to his love for Northeast Ohio.

James can sign elsewhere in free agency or he could also exercise his player option while forcing a trade to a destination of his choosing.

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith suggests James plans to meet with the 76ers, Rockets, Heat, Lakers, Warriors and Celtics.