NBA superstar has chance to test free agency next summer.
Miami Heat star LeBron James has reiterated to reporters that he will not be discussing his plans for 2014 before the summer.
The 28-year-old is entering the fourth season of a six-year contract with Miami, but he has the chance to test free agency after this season if he wishes to do.
Should James opt out, then the Heat will be hoping that he decides to dismiss the idea of free agency and sign a new long-term deal with the franchise.
However, there is also the possibility that he may decide to explore his options, with the likes of Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh also facing the same questions.
“You guys have to ask the questions,” James said. “But I’m not going to address it. Once we get to that point [in June], then I’ll address it. But I don’t think it’s appropriate right now,” he said as reported by ESPN.
“My concern is putting our team in a position to win another championship. That’s my only goal, that’s my only mind frame right now.”
Bosh has recently stated his belief that if the Heat were to win a third consecutive championship this season, then that would answer itself and would help keep the roster together.
Meanwhile, coach Erik Spoelstra, who has led Miami to their two championship in the past two years, signed a new long-term extension with the franchise on Sunday and is hoping that the speculation doesn’t become a distraction as the year goes on.
However, Miami fans may have to wait a little longer to find out the plans of their star names as they maintain that they are completely focused on the task in hand, and that is to join the likes of the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls as teams who have won three straight titles.