Short of official confirmation, but Bosh believes that James will stay.
Miami Heat star Chris Bosh has seemingly revealed that both he and LeBron James will be with the franchise next year despite having an early termination option.
It is unclear at this stage as to whether or not the 30-year-old was answering seriously on The Dan Le Batard Show, with the hosts of the radio show asking him a series of questions first asking to “fill in the blank” before asking him to reply “true or false”.
While it would have been easier to stick with the usual responses of not being able to discuss future plans while the current season is still progressing, Bosh did play ball and answer all the questions, although whether it is set in stone remains to be seen.
Le Batard asked whether Bosh, would can opt out of his contract this summer, will be in Miami next year, to which he replied; “True”.
Moving on, he was then asked if James would be joining him in Miami next season, to which Bosh again replied by stating that it was true.
Admittedly the tone of the interview was light-hearted, but Bosh also touched on various other topics in which he revealed that point guard Mario Chalmers is the player in the locker room who receives the most stick, while he described his three-year spell with the Heat as a “hell of a ride”.
The Miami center/forward also revealed that he quite liked his new nickname of ‘Big Shot Bosh’ given his tendency to make important shots late in games, but ultimately the headlines will be dominated by his comments regarding the futures of two parts of Miami’s big three moving forward.
James has been keen to avoid answering questions surrounding his long-term future, but it is expected that he will remain in Miami where he has the opportunity to continue to build his legacy with the franchise as they go for a third consecutive championship this season.