Superstar forward and unrestricted free agent LeBron James is scheduled to meet with Miami Heat president Pat Riley within the next few days, in a sitdown set up by James’ agent Rich Paul
After James opted out of his contract with the Heat two weeks ago, Paul has been in talks with teams including the Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets. The teams have been told that James himself maybe be willing to meet during the week, and will attend a Nike-sponsored basketball camp on Wednesday as well.
James is reportedly seeking a maximum tier contract, at roughly $20.7 million, and there have been rumors that Paul has favored the Cavaliers as being at the forefront to reacquire King James. After all, Paul is from Ohio.
Fans took to Twitter with their prognostications:
Cleveland has replaced Miami as my frontrunner to land LeBron James…
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 7, 2014
Within Heat, still confidence they'll keep LeBron James. They know difference between his agent's agenda, and James' strong mind of his own.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 7, 2014
— Chris Sheridan (@sheridanhoops) July 7, 2014
— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) July 7, 2014
LeBron James Going To Cavs According To…Caroline’s Cupcakes http://t.co/HiOTzgXve0
— Dime Magazine (@DimeMag) July 7, 2014
I am now reporting that I don't give a crap what LeBron James does…
— Eric Stangel (@EricStangel) July 7, 2014
James, who has been compared to the basketball greats of the past, has garnered four NBA MVP Awards, two NBA Finals MVP Awards, two Olympic gold medals, an NBA scoring title and the NBA Rookie of the Year Award.
Here is James’ NBA career highlight reel:
James, the Cavaliers’ all-time leading scorer, is said to be going to Brazil to catch a World Cup game soon, and speculation regarding his decision is plainly speculation.
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