Feb 20, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) attempts a free throw shot against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Miami Heat expected to re-sign LeBron James in summer


The Miami Heat aren’t thinking about free agency any further beyond the deadline buyout which is approaching on March 1st, but this summer’s class has to be at least in the back of their minds. Miami will see their Big 3 potentially split up this summer with LeBron James a threat to opt-out and hit the market.

While a return to Cleveland once seemed in the cards, it appears that if a team like Dallas or the Clippers don’t make a run at LeBron, he’s going to be back in South Beach for the 2014-15 season.

Per Sam Amico from FOX Sports:

Most execs feel James will either return to the Heat or shock everyone and aim for the ultimate redemption story by returning to the Cavs. The Heat, however, are believed to be way in front of everyone.

This is pretty much expected as LeBron is chasing Michael Jordan’s legacy and many believe he needs to win his titles in one city like Jordan and Kobe Bryant have done rather than be a mercenary. LeBron is too legendary to be a mercenary and it’s clear that he like Miami and will probably stay there for at least another season.

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  • AScott

    If LeBron opts out, which he should, he will likely sign another five year deal with a player option after three. The only way he stays for “another season” like you suggest is if he doesn’t opt out of his current contract which seems very unlikely considering the labor ramifications of the last barganing agreement.