Posted June 24, 2014

Report: Heat forward LeBron James to opt out of deal, become free agent

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Lebron James shot (Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lebron James averaged 25 points or more for the 10th straight season. (Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Miami Heat forward LeBron James will exercise the early termination option in his contract and become an unrestricted free agent, according to ESPN.com’s Chris Broussard.

The four-time NBA Most Valuable Player had until next Monday to opt out of his deal and was set to make $20.6 million for the 2014-15 season.

In 2010, James left Cleveland, where he spent his first seven seasons, to sign a six-year, $109.8 million contract with the Heat, joining forces with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. In their four seasons together, the Big Three made the NBA Finals every year and won two championships. Wade and Bosh also have until Monday to decide if they want become free agents.

James, 29, averaged 27.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 6.4 assists in 2013-14, earning first-team All-NBA honors for the seventh straight season.

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James said after the Heat’s five-game loss to the Spurs in the Finals that he would take his time deciding where to play next season.

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6 comments
1eye4U
1eye4U

He's not going anywhere,  he'll need Dwyane to hold his hands again.

1eye4U
1eye4U

Here go again with the Ego tour.... Ladies and Gentlement   I The LeBron James aka King JamesI will now take my mega talents to............ South Beach.  This is just the "King" trying to get more attention.

vilis
vilis

LeBron will start his own team, be player/coach/GM, locate it in Seattle and call it the Supersonics, funded by Jeff Bezos, and he will replace Gary Busey as the spokesperson for Amazon.  When I dream, I dream big.

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

The Wizards. Come to the Wizards. It'll be fun. Really.

DAN B1
DAN B1

come back to cleveland where you will be loved

Adolfis
Adolfis

NOT 1, NOT 2, NOT 3......


Ok maybe just 2.