LeBron James to become free agent, exercise early termination option

Written By Chris Littmann
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LeBron James will exercise his early termination option in his contract with the Miami Heat and become a free agent, according to Chris Broussard.

SN's Sean Deveney previously reported James was "very likely" to return to the Heat, but the length of the stay was up in the air. James could still opt to re-sign with the Heat as a free agent.

Miami did little to improve its roster following back-to-back titles, jettisoning Mike Miller and Joel Anthony while taking on reclamation projects like Michael Beasley and Greg Oden. James and the Heat were defeated by the Spurs, 4-1, in the NBA Finals. 

Following the NBA Finals, The Associated Press and others reported James would take a vacation before making any decisions about his future.

Of course, LeBron infamously joined the Heat in 2010 with "The Decision," a televised spectacle that James has since said he regrets and wouldn't repeat.

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