The Cleveland Cavaliers have re-signed forward LeBron James, General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts.
"LeBron's re-signing today is a reflection and continuation of his strong, personal commitment to help deliver championships to Northeast Ohio and Cavs fans everywhere," said Griffin. "We share this deep level of commitment with him. His impact upon this team, his community and the game are impossible to overstate and we look forward to continuing on our mission together."
James, a four-time MVP and 11-time NBA All-Star, appeared in 69 regular season games for the Cavaliers in 2014-15 with averages of 25.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 7.4 assists and 1.6 steals in 36.1 minutes. It was James' 11th consecutive season averaging at least 25.0 points per game, which is tied with Karl Malone (1987-88 to 1997-98) and Jerry West (1961-62 to 1971-72) for the most consecutive seasons averaging at least 25.0 points in NBA history (min. 30 games).
James led the Cavaliers to their first Finals appearance since 2007, but would lose to the Golden State Warriors in six games. James had a historic Finals, averaging 35.8 points, 13.5 rebounds and 8.8 assist in six games, including three games of at least 40 points.
The team has also signed forward Kevin Love to a five-year deal, Mo Williams to a two-year deal and Iman Shumpert to a four-year deal.