Nov 27, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James reacts after dunking in the third quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Cavaliers believe LeBron James is open to pitch

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NBA Free Agency has reached a tilting point with the internet tracking Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert’s plane to South Florida on the internet. Turns out Gilbert wasn’t on the plane but Zydrunas Ilgauskas was.

Nevertheless it looks like a two-horse race for LeBron James, and the Cavaliers might be getting the upper hand in it.

From ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Marc Stein:

After more than two years of planning, the Cleveland Cavaliers believe they have LeBron James legitimately listening to their pitch to leave the Miami Heat and return to his home state in free agency, according to sources close to the process.

There has yet to be a firm indication that James actually is ready to leave Miami after four years and two championships with the Heat, but sources told that the four-time MVP is increasingly considering the Cavaliers as an option as he moves into the final stages of deciding which team to sign his next contract with.

The Heat should be worried but they have their own meeting with LeBron James scheduled to take place with Pat Riley later this week.

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