In plain english, he essentially declined the Rockets’ max contract offer. If LeBron James comes back. That’s the key to it all.
.@WojYahooNBA on what Bosh told the Rockets: “I want to be in Miami, I want to play with LeBron.”
— FOX Sports Live (@FOXSportsLive) July 8, 2014
Quote attributed to me on @Foxsports1 feed bit of context: Bosh’s preference remains with LeBron in Miami, but he’s open to Houston offer.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 8, 2014
ESPN’s Chris Broussard reported earlier on Monday that the Rockets had ramped up their recruitment in Bosh and had offered a max deal, per his sources.
Max offer from Houston to Bosh is 4 years, $88 million — Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 7, 2014
While it isn’t a given that LeBron is even going to re-sign in Miami, apparently Bosh believes that it’s a good enough of a possibility to decline the Rockets’ deal. Again, reportedly. LeBron is set to meet with Pat Riley sometime this week, the meeting could come as early as today according to some reports.
There’s no indication as to what the meeting will entail, or if we’ll get a decision from LeBron shortly after. However, you’d think that we should know a little after said meeting takes place.