It feels as though “The Decision” took place yesterday but LeBron James is appraoching free agency once again. He has the option to opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat next summer and become an unrestricted free agent. Where is he headed? Even he doesn’t know.
“I have absolutely no idea,” James recently told ESPN.com. “I would love to spend the rest of my career in Miami with this great team and great organization as we continue to compete for championships. That’s ideal. But we don’t know what may happen from now to the end of the season. That’s the nature of the business. It’s the nature of not knowing what tomorrow brings.
“I mean, as a kid, I never thought the Bulls would break up. Never. If you’d of told me as a kid that [Michael] Jordan and [Scottie] Pippen wouldn’t play together for the rest of their lives, I’d have looked at you crazy. And Phil Jackson wouldn’t be the coach? I’d have looked at you crazy. But sometimes the nature of the business doesn’t allow things to happen like you would want them to. But we’ll see.”
Clearly James would love to stay in the always sunny Miami and continue winning championships, but the window of the Big 3 is slowly but surely closing. James and Co. only barely won in last year’s finals and it’s evident that Dwyane Wade’s injury woes are become an issue.
One thing is certain, the summer of 2014 will be a whole lot more interesting if the Heat fail to three-peat.
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