NEWARK, N.J. — LeBron James said he has no regrets about ending up in Miami, but did say he would handle his decision differently if given another chance.
James has been heavily criticized for announcing his free agency choice during an hour-long ESPN special.
The Ohio native did not specifically say what aspects of “The Decision” he would have changed.
“If I had to go back on it, I probably would do it a little bit different,” James said. “But I’m happy with the decision I made. There’s always going to be a misunderstanding. I don’t know what I would [have done], but I definitely would have changed it.”
James joked Sunday that it’s not too soon for teams to start recruiting him for the 2015-16 season after his current contract expires.
Barring injuries, James would still be in his prime when his six-year contract ends, although there are options that would allow him to enter free agency a year or two earlier.
“I’ll be 30, I’ll be all right still, too,” James said before the Heat played the Nets at the Prudential Center. “I’m here. I’m a Heat, man. So we’ll see what happens.”