Free Agency 2014: LeBron James opts out, will become free agent

LeBron James will exercise his early termination option with the Miami Heat to opt out of the final year of his contract and test the free agency waters.

James’ agent, Rich Paul, has informed the Heat of LeBron’s decision, which is sure to send shockwaves throughout the league as the July 1st free agency period fast approaches.

The forward’s decision puts pressure on Heat President Pat Riley to prove to the four-time MVP Miami can still put together a championship-caliber roster after they were comprehensively routed by the San Antonio Spurs in this year’s NBA Finals.

ESPN.com first broke the news.

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