LeBron: Don't Start Printing Those #23 Knicks Jerseys Just YetS

Not sure if you've heard, but the summer of 2010 is a rather important one in the NBA.

There's a slew of big free agent names (none bigger than LeBron James) that threaten to completely change the League landscape in a couple of years.

Speaking of James, he finally decided to throw Cavs fans a bone yesterday, hinting at the possibility that might not only stay in town for a few more years, but also sign his contract extension well before 2010.

James said Saturday that he is going to consider signing an extension with the Cavaliers this summer, well before he can become an unrestricted free agent.

"You play out this season of course; I will consider it," James said Saturday before the Cavs practiced at the Pepsi Center. "The direction we are headed is everything I expected and more."

Of course, the above means nothing at all - James didn't explicitly say he was going to sign the extension this summer; it is merely a possibility. But it's enough, for now.

It's also a lot better for the mental sanity of folks living in Ohio, than when their most iconic sports star gleefully tells the media how much he loves Gotham whenever he's asked about it.

LeBron James tells The PD's Brian Windhorst he'll consider signing extension with Cavs this summer [The Plain Dealer]