Jan 29, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (left) shooting guard Dwyane Wade (center) and small forward LeBron James (right) react after a timeout after the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat rumors: Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh fear LeBron James is leaving

In what came as a surprise to no one, the Miami Heats big three of forward LeBron James, guard Dwyane Wade and big man Chris Bosh opted out of their contracts to become unrestricted free agents.

Many figured re-signing with the Heat was nothing more than a formality for all three of the players. In fact, numerous reports surfaced that both Wade and Bosh were willing to give the Heat a discount so they could pursue the likes of Toronto Raptors’ point guard Kyle Lowry and Los Angeles Lakers’ big man Pau Gasol.

However, James may not be on board.

According to Chris Broussard, both Wade and Bosh are nervous James will leave the Heat and have even discussed the possibility of playing without him.

But sources who have spoken with two of the Big 3 said that was not the case. Bosh and Wade are intent on returning to Miami, but neither of them knows what James will do.

“It’s not a done deal,” said one source, when asked about James’ return to Miami. “That’s for sure.”

Bosh and Wade were so uncertain about James’s future after last week’s meeting that one of them spoke about what the Heat might look like without James, according to one source.

James averaged 27.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 1.6 steals per game while shooting 56.7% from the field, 37.9% from three and 75.0% from the charity stripe this season. Bosh put up 16.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals per game while shooting 51.6% from the field, 33.9% from three and 82.0% from the free trow line. Wade went for 19.0 points, 4.7 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 54.5% from the field, 28.1% from three and 73.3% from the free throw line.

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  • Real M-Fing talk !!!

    You need to look at things from Lebron’s point of view, ask yourselves

    -Is it about the rings or making people happy and avoiding scrutiny
    -Would you come back to a team for the past 4 years you led them in points,   rebounds, assist and carried the defensive load?

    -Wade is watched up, he cannot play a full season anymore and Wade is the #2 option
    -Where was Wade and Bosh in the Finals,
    -Can Wade and Bosh play basketball on Lebron’s level
    -Wade and Bosh are at the point where getting paid is more important than rings
    -Bosh wants 80-90 million thats 16 plus a season, NOT worth it
    -With Wade and Bosh not taking major paycuts can you see difference makers signing
    -Erik spoelstra… nothing else needs to be said

    -Pat Riley preaching family and then like a rat faced coward ran to the media to call out   Lebron without having the guts to use his name, at least a certain owner in Cleveland   used the terms “self titled former King” “and chosen one”

    -Finally, would you trust Pat to rebuild a team in 1 offseason after he sat back and did   nothing for 4 years