Will he or won't he? Having already made one dramatic move in free agency, when he left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat in July 2010, LeBron James again is testing the NBA's free-agency waters.
Will he or won't he?
The difference this time around is James is now a two-time defending NBA champion, with the Heat having won titles in 2012 and 2013, advancing to the NBA Finals in each of James' four seasons in South Florida.
Will he or won't he?
The answer will come soon enough, with just about everyone having an opinion. To that end, the Sun Sentinel offers a regularly updated look at the LeBron speculation across the Web.
July 1, 2014
Cavs still poised for pitch to James
While the early buzz from NBA free agency is that LeBron James does not initially plan any face-to-face meetings with potential outside suitors, the Cavaliers apparently still have hopes for a reunion.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports Cleveland already has a plan in place to pounce:
"The Cavs privately feel they can separate themselves in two key areas: This area is still home to him, and [owner] Dan Gilbert is willing to cut any check necessary to help the team win.
"The Cavs know how much James and his wife, Savannah, love being in Northeast Ohio. He spends plenty of time at his Bath home in the summer, and the Cavs will try to convince him of the merits to return here permanently.
"Perhaps more importantly, they'll try to sell him on Gilbert’s deep pockets. The history between Gilbert and James is all-too-well documented. Gilbert's letter in the hours after James' departure four years ago did significant damage to the relationship, but what can't be denied is Gilbert’s willingness to spend.
"If given the opportunity, the Cavs will remind James how the Heat parted ways with Mike Miller last summer in what was strictly a cost-cutting move."
The complete story can be found here.
June 14, 2014
Chandler Parsons says LeBron will leave
Appearing on ESPN's SportsNation, Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons, the former University of Florida star, says he believes the lack of a 2014 NBA title will have LeBron James leaving the Heat this offseason.
"I think if they would have won the championship, it would have been a different story, and they would have came back to do it again," Parsons said. "But he's got so much responsibility, he's obviously one of the best players, if not the best player, so I think them losing will make him make a move and opt out and you'll see him in a different jersey next year."
Asked to confirm that thought, Parsons said, "I just don't think he'll be back on the Heat. I think he's done all he can do there and I think it’s time for him to move on."