As we all know by now, LeBron James has opted out of his current contract with the Miami Heat. Many Bulls fans (not including myself) feel he has a chance to of now leaving Miami,and coming to the Windy City.
This was just the first step in a domino effect that will enable Miami to “retool” as Riley put it in the end of season exit interview. Look for Bosh and Wade to follow suit. If perhaps they do not and stand pat with their current contracts. Then and only then, do I see LeBron’s chances of leaving Miami becoming an actual reality. But, until then, let’s leave any idea of a James Bulls jersey in your local sports memorabilia store as a pipe dream only.
Riley released this statement on LeBron’s free agency:
“I was informed this morning of his intentions. We fully expected LeBron to opt-out and exercise his free agent rights, so this does not come as a surprise. As I said at the press conference last week, players have a right to free agency and when they have these opportunities, the right to explore their options. The last four seasons have been historic and LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Erik Spoelstra have led the Miami HEAT to one of the most unprecedented runs in the history of the NBA. We look forward to sitting down with LeBron and his representatives and talking about our future together. At the moment, we are preparing for the opportunities in the Draft and Free Agency as we continue with our goal of winning NBA Championships.”
Source: Basketball Insiders
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