To say that the people of Cleveland love LeBron James is an understatement.  The fact that he has likely played his last game as a Cavalier is a big deal.

Despite the fact that LeBron James grew up in Cleveland and was drafted by the Cavaliers, he’s not likely to stay in Cleveland for next season.  He will be a highly prized free agent, and I’m sure it’s just as frustrating to LeBron that he couldn’t bring home a championship as it is to all the Cleveland fans who adore him.

In last night’s Game 6, the Boston Celtics kept the pressure on LeBron, and although they didn’t shut him down nearly as bad as they did in Game 5, his late rally wasn’t nearly enough for the Cavs to even the series and force a Game 7.

Now the questions will abound as to where LeBron’s next stop will be.  Some are predicting Cleveland, while others believe the Knicks or Nets will acquire his services.  Others are holding out hope that he might join D-Wade down in Miami or play for his idol Michael Jordan, the owner of the Charlotte Bobcats.

This will be an interesting off-season, for sure.  I think the Big Apple is calling, and LeBron would kick himself if he didn’t give it a chance.  Even though I think he’s a strong family man, I don’t see King James staying around Cleveland, where the lights aren’t going to get any brighter than they are now.