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
Miami Heat's LeBron James pauses during a news conference in Miami, Tuesday, June 17, 2014.   (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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(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. (Read more LeBron James stories.)

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