Feb 27, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) looks on during the first half against the New York Knicks at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: LeBron James won’t take hometown discount to re-sign with Miami Heat


The Miami Heat have managed to put together one of the most memorable teams in NBA history, but the good times can’t last forever. In fact, the good times may be coming to an end this summer when LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade all part ways in free agency.

Hopes exists that the Big 3 will come back together for another season, but it’s looking like that might not happen. According to Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News, it’s not looking like LeBron James or any of the Big 3 will be giving up millions of dollars to play together, which means no hometown discount this time around for the Heat.

The only buzz is that Miami’s Big Three is past the point of taking fewer dollars than it can get. The days of James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh sacrificing millions for the good of the team are over, according to well-placed Heat sources.

Let’s be real though, the Big 3 earned the right to not have to give up millions to play together. Even Chris Bosh is now a two-time NBA champion and can fetch a fat contract on the market. They may still come together but the end of the Heat dynasty may be closer than we all expect.

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