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Kasich not getting involved in courting LeBron

 
Kasich not getting involved in courting LeBron
Posted June 25th, 2014 @ 5:11am by WTVN Newsroom

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- LeBron James is a free-agent and many believe he could return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

When James was deciding whether or not to leave Cleveland in 2010, several local celebrities recorded a video and song urging James to stay. One of those involved was then-Gov. Ted Strickland.

Count the current governor out if a remake is made.

"I have a lot more important things to do than worry about what LeBron's going to do," said Gov. John Kasich.

He did say he'd heard that James was planning to move his family back to the Akron-area and welcomed that decision.

When asked if the state's semi-private economic development agency, JobsOhio, should get involved because of the economic impact a James return could have to Cleveland, Kasich rejected the idea.

"I think probably the best decision for economic development in Cleveland was probably Johnny Manziel," Kasich said citing ticket and merchandise sales after the draft pick.

When pressed further about the issue, Kasich put on his sports reporter hat and gave a full analysis of the situation.

"Miami had a terrible series, they don't have a good bench, they've gotten older, too many of their players played soft, and so LeBron wants to win titles and he's going to look around to say 'where do I have the best chance.'"

Kasich also offered that he thought Carmelo Anthony would leave the New York Knicks for the Chicago Bulls.

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