According to a report from ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, it won’t matter whether the Miami Heat lose to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals, when it comes to LeBron James’ offseason decision.
Per ESPN’s source, it appears that the four-time MVP already knows what he’s going to do, regardless of what happens in the next few days.
The Heat’s success or failure in these Finals will not affect LeBron James’ decision on whether to opt out of his contract by the end of this month, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
James, Wade and Bosh can all opt out of their contracts and become free agents after this season. ESPN’s Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst reported Wednesday that discussions have begun within the organization about creating sufficient financial flexibility to make an ambitious run at adding New York Knicks scoring machine Carmelo Anthony this summer in free agency.
I’m not sure if this is good or bad news for Heat fans. I don’t think anyone really knows at this point, other than LeBron James himself and his agent.
The next few days should be interesting, simply to see how LeBron James reacts to this whole “team letdown” in the NBA Finals. After that, assuming the Heat lose, it should get even more interesting. Get ready for the rumors.
I’m not sure if this is going to be 2010 all over again, but it’s going to be awfully close to that.