James would make more in a sign and trade deal. Portland can afford to part with pieces to Cleveland. LeBron wants to be a very wealthy. Mr. Allen is the wealthest owner in sports. He wants to bring multiple titles to Portland. Portland's pieces are almost strong enough to win it all, add LeBron to BRoy, Batum, Oden (healthy) and either LMA or Bosh plus a ball handler in either Mills, Williams, Bayless or Johnson. Tell me what team could match up? LeBron matches both Anthony and Durant. BRoy matches Kobe, Johnson, Wade. Batum defends Paul, Williams, Rose, Dirk, Rondo ect.... Since there are 2 types of power forwards and centers in the NBA banger and fast, Oden takes the bangers and LMA or Bosh takes the fast as interchangeable parts.Now how does Paul Allen do this? Well since King James advertizing money is mostly coming fro NIKE Phil Knight could say double Nike;s ad budget and it would pay, if the Title follows. Right LeBron is worth much more being NBA champ nan chump. A lot of teams were very short sited and dumped players hoping to sign the holy grail of talent. Portland on the other hand accumulated talent and tradeable pieces. 3 euro's plus young good talent, and large dollars expiring contracts. Would not James be better off with the max contract Cleveland can offer? Would he be better with BRoy, Oden, Battum and LMA or Bosh, or whatever is managed to be put togther by the player dumping teams. I know that Cleveland would be better to get a sign and trade than a strait walk. I would hope that LeBron would still want to see his old team come out better than him just walking away. Another thought is if LeBron chose this way he could get out from William Weasly & Maverick Carter. It's time for Paul to talk to Phil and see what can be done, maybe he should send a plane to see if the King wants to go on a boat ride, I hear, Paul has a couple of nice ones. To let LeBron know that the Rings will go to Portland but it becomes a sure thing if he is on board.