LeBron James Opts Out, Will Be Free Agent

Star exercises early termination clause with Heat

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 24, 2014 9:08 AM CDT

(Newser) – America, are you ready for The Decision II? Well, too bad, because LeBron James is apparently taking his talents away from South Beach. The player generally regarded as the NBA's best has decided to opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat, his agent tells ESPN. The move makes him an unrestricted free agent, and while it doesn't guarantee he'll leave the Heat, it seems sure to set off another summer of breathless coverage about his potential destination.

Miami Heat's LeBron James pauses during a news conference in Miami, Tuesday, June 17, 2014.
Miami Heat's LeBron James pauses during a news conference in Miami, Tuesday, June 17, 2014.   (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem and LeBron James watch action against the San Antonio Spurs from the bench during Game 5 of the NBA basketball finals, June 15, 2014, in San Antonio.
Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem and LeBron James watch action against the San Antonio Spurs from the bench during Game 5 of the NBA basketball finals, June 15, 2014, in San Antonio.   (David J. Phillip)
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