Love him or hate him, LeBron James is making another bold move that will change his NBA career. James has left the Miami Heat by choosing early termination and opting out of the last two years of his contract, totaling more than $40 million dollars.
James is now a free agent, which probably means he's waiting for other teams to bribe him with goods and more money as persuasion to sign and play for them. As if $40 million dollars isn't enough for two years, he might get even more money... and get his laughs at the bank!
Heat fans, don't be too worried. James could always come back.
"I was informed this morning of his intentions," Heat president Pat Riley said in a statement. "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."
Winning more championships and making NBA history could mean staying with the Heat.
"If James departs, he would also be leaving a historic opportunity on the table," ESPN writer, Chris Broussard said. "Only one team in NBA history has appeared in at least five consecutive NBA Finals, the Boston Celtics, who reached 10 straight from 1957 to '66."