LeBron James is a free agent for the second time in his career and is handling it a little bit differently this time around. James’ agent is currently sorting out pitches from prospective teams in Cleveland while he is on vacation.
As reported, can confirm LeBron agent will meet w teams other than Heat. But talks secretive. Teams pursuing LeBron will honor those wishes. — Sam Amico (@SamAmicoFSO) July 3, 2014
Whether or not that list matches up with Gary Washburn’s is unknown, but Washburn had the same report days ago and a list of teams that James’ agent was meeting with.
Teams interested in LeBron James will meet w agent Rich Paul this week in Cleveland, according to NBA source. James will not attend meetings — gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) July 1, 2014
There are reports that LeBron is losing faith in Dwayne Wade and ready to explore other options, making this a five-horse race at the moment. According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, a source thinks it could all be a smoke screen. For what exactly who knows? To make it look like there wasn’t a pre-determined move back to Cleveland? To scare the Heat into bending to his wishes?
Another team official who met with James' agent, Rich Paul, in Cleveland tells Yahoo: "I think it's all a smoke screen."
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 4, 2014
Or for this reason?
So now it's being sold that LeBron is meeting with other teams to give the Heat more time to sign free agents. We're down the rabbit hole.
— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) July 4, 2014