A couple hours after LeBron's announcement, the Serge Toussaint mural of the Miami Heat already has James' face blacked out.  The good news - The Heat and Chris Bosh may have a 5 year 118 million dollar deal.


UPDATE: July 11, 2014 12:27pm


LeBron James is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

James tells Sports Illustrated, that he's decided to go home. It's a move that would have seemed unfathomable four years ago, after the venomous fallout that followed his decision to leave Cleveland for the Miami Heat. James told SI: "My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. I didn't realize that four years ago. I do now."

He spent his first seven NBA seasons in Cleveland. In four years with the Heat, he went to the NBA Finals four times, winning two championships. And now heads back to Cleveland to see if he can finally deliver on his promise of winning a crown for that title-starved city.

James is from Akron, Ohio, not far from Cleveland.


UPDATE: 7/11 5am


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 We all know the four-time league MVP opted out of his contract with Miami to test free agency what we don't know is exactly why.


Odds are Lebron James will wind up in Miami or he could be headed back home to Ohio to join the Cleveland Cavaliers where he spent the first 7 years of his career.


Fans there are getting anxious-police have beefed up security outside James' mansion in Akron where they are keeping vigil as they await word.

LeBron met with Heat president Pat Riley in Vegas this week before he's set to jet off to Rio for Sunday's World Cup Final...


Many sports insiders expect him to announce his decision before he takes off.




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UPDATE 7/10 11:45am

No decision yet on where LeBron James will play next season.

Reports indicate the decision is down to two teams ... the Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Sun Sentinel columnist Dave Hyde tells South Florida's First News that LeBron may have no idea where he's going, much like 4 years ago.

The decision could be coming at any moment ... today is the first day free agents can sign contracts.


LAS VEGAS (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says Pat Riley has gotten his chance at convincing LeBron James to stay in Miami.
       The person told The Associated Press that the Miami Heat president met with the four-time NBA MVP on Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas, more than two weeks after James opted out of his contract and elected to become a free agent.
       James, his agent Rich Paul, Riley and Heat executive Andy Elisburg were at the meeting, according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because neither side publicly announced who would be attending.
       The person also said that it was unclear whether James informed Riley where he would play next season.
       Free agents may begin signing contracts on Thursday.

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