Lebron James has taken his first step out of Miami on Tuesday morning. According to Sportsline.com, via Chris Broussard of ESPN, James’ agent stated that Lebron will opt out of his contract to become a free agent during the summer of 2014.
With two years left on his contract, this could be a huge blow to the Miami Heat. After all, Miami still has at least five more championships to win at least. On the surface, there’s no way he can leave at this point in his career. Yet, the way Miami went down in flames during the NBA Finals, James might want to move some place else fast.
As Sportsline.com noted, the move sends a clear message to the Heat. They better make some power moves or else. We’ll just act like they didn’t have four potential Hall Of Fame players on the team that lost to the Spurs in Five.
Still, there will be no shortage of suitors for Lebron James to take his “talents” to. King James has spent his entire career in the Eastern Conference, and that undoubtedly helped him get to Five NBA Finals.
The East was weak the entire year, yet it was glossed over while Indiana and Miami ran away with the top two spots. Once Indiana encountered problems, it was clear that Miami was the frontrunner to make it back to the finals for the fourth straight year.
If Lebron doesn’t stay in Miami, he could always go back to Cleveland and team up with Kyrie Irving to form another dynamic duo. Cleveland is also blessed with the first pick in the draft on Thursday.
The Houston Rockets are also interested in vying for Lebron James’ services this summer. However, like it was stated earlier, the western conference is incredibly tough, and Houston is the only team in their division that hasn’t faced Miami in the NBA Finals these past four seasons. Would Lebron actually join that gauntlet of a schedule? Currently, Houston is extremely talented up and down the roster.
Maybe James will think about playing for the Lakers or the Knicks, yet wherever he winds up, it will be a circus. Currently there are plenty of possibilities with no answers to the riddle. Welcome to 2014 NBA Free agency.
Lebron James averaged 27.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game this season.
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