James told Bleacher Report in an interview that he would take less money to play on the same NBA team with his basketball friends -- Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul --- before his basketball career ends.
"I really hope that, before our career is over, we can all play together," James said. "At least one, maybe one or two seasons -- me, Melo, D-Wade, CP -- we can get a year in. I would actually take a pay cut to do that."
James said "it would be pretty cool" to make that happen, possibly near the end of his career.
"I've definitely had thoughts about it," he said. "We'll see."
James becomes a free agent after this season and Paul in 2017. Wade and Anthony appear entrenched in Miami and New York, respectively, making a union seem improbable.
In the past few days, there has been considerable discussion about James' motives for unfollowing the Cavaliers on social media and his subtle jabs at teammates. James said it's simply a matter of him getting focused before the playoffs begin next month.
The Cavaliers entered Wednesday night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks with the best record in the Eastern Conference.