Miami Heat superstar Lebron James and his advisors are finalizing details for "The Decision 2," the follow up to James' highly-rated July television special in which he announced his decision to leave Cleveland for Miami. But with James' contract keeping him in Miami through 2016, "The Decision 2" will feature a different kind of choice.
"The haters criticized the first Decision," said James' longtime advisor, Maverick Carter. "But no one can deny that it got huge ratings or that it raised millions for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. It would be selfish of us not to have a second episode."
And this year, James says he plans to announce whether he will play hard for an entire playoff series against the Celtics or quit again partway through.
"I have been thinking long and hard about it and I am honestly not sure yet," said James. "On one hand, I would love to win a championship. It's my dream. And I need to not quit to make that happen. But on the other hand, quitting is so easy and natural for me. I don't think I'll know for sure until I sit down in front of the cameras."
This year's "Decision" will be scheduled at halftime of Game 5 versus the Celtics, the same game in which Lebron memorably coasted through a 32-point loss at home to Boston last year.
"I think by that time, depending on the score of the game and which team is leading in the series, I'll have a good idea if I want to quit or not," said James. "It's really on my teammates. If they play well, I might not have to quit."
Carter and Lebron's endorsement partners are currently in talks to sponsor the announcement, with the proceeds again going to charity.
"I want kids out there who are fighting hardships, who are fighting diseases, to not quit, to not give up," said James. "I want them to know that I will quit enough for all of them, so they don't have to quit. They should fight on."