The whispers just won’t die down. In fact, they’re getting louder and louder. At this point, it just feels like a return to his beloved Cleveland Cavaliers has all of a sudden become a distinct possibility for LeBron James.

One of LeBron’s former teammates seems to think so. On a recent episode of his Road Trippin’ podcast with fellow ex-Cavs champ Channing Frye, Richard Jefferson talked up this exact scenario. According to RJ, he believes that LeBron isn’t going to retire with the Los Angeles Lakers. He then hinted at a potential homecoming for The King:

“I believe he has one more stop,” Jefferson said. “I don’t know where. Is it back in Cleveland? All I’m saying, I believe he has one more possible stop.”

As they always say, where there’s smoke, there’s fire. One thing we can say for sure is that there’s been a lot of smoke surrounding LeBron’s potential comeback to his hometown.

James is currently in talks with the Lakers for an extension. Nothing has been finalized just yet, though, and up and until he puts his signature on the dotted line, the reality is that LeBron James is going to be an unrestricted free agent next summer. The Cavs have the necessary cap space to try and lure LeBron back to Cleveland, and based on their history, he probably won’t need much convincing.

At the end of the day, it’s hard to argue against the notion that it’s only fitting for LeBron to retire as a Cav.