May 20, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) walks to the locker room after defeating the Indiana Pacers in game two of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Miami defeats Indiana 87-83. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Odds Favor Miami Heat in LeBron James Sweepstakes


 

NBA RUMORS

LeBron James isn’t exactly telling people that he’s going to re-sign with the Miami Heat this summer, but he also isn’t telling them that he isn’t.

And according to Bleacher Report’s Ethan Skolnick, James’ teammates don’t expect him to leave the Heat this summer either.

Mostly, though, I’ll be surprised because some of those closest to him will be surprised. That includes his teammates, those with whom he’s spent most of his time for the past eight months, those with whom he tends to communicate most freely. They haven’t wanted to touch this topic on the record, at least not honestly and completely, but some have privately pooh-poohed—even eye-rolled—the “leaving” chatter for months. They continued to do so even after Cleveland won the lottery on Tuesday.

No, James won’t talk about his future to the prying press, from Miami, New York or otherwise, and that’s been for the best so far.

But I wouldn’t surprised if he’s given hints to one, or some, of those who seem so sure.

With that said, it’s a good time to remind everyone that it’s May — a lot can happen between now and July. I’m sure that people in Cleveland didn’t expect LeBron to leave in 2010, either, in May.

But I suppose, if we have to name a “favorite,” it’s probably the Heat.

Grain of salt, though.

 

 

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