For the third time in his career, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James will become a free agent. Though, like the rest of his free agency campaigns, this one carries a specific degree of uncertainty.
After being drafted by the Cavs in 2003, James did all he could to lead the franchise to success. He even defied all odds to bring his team to the 2007 NBA Finals, where they were quickly swept by the much superior San Antonio Spurs.
In 2010, no one had a clue what James would do in his free agency period. He ended up shocking everyone by signing with the Miami Heat, winning two titles in the process. Then, in 2014, James returned to the Cavs and won a title in 2016. History seems to often repeat itself, and James will now become an unrestricted free agent in 2018.
Unlike most franchise superstars who openly commit to their team prior to their free agency, James has yet to do so, at least convincingly. It appears now that Miami Heat star Dwayne Wade has taken notice. On Monday, Wade expressed that he wants no part in influencing James to join the Heat or any other team during free agency this off-season.
D-Wade is staying in his own lane.
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Wade, of course, probably has no idea on what James intends to do when he becomes a free agent this summer. In fact, it’s extremely unlikely that James returns to the Heat any time soon. He simply doesn’t have a reason too. After playing with Wade in Cleveland, it’s clear that both players will need to spend their careers apart and do what’s best for themselves.
Wade understands this and wants James to make his own free agency decision.
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