James expected to hold talks with Miami on Wednesday.
On July 8, 2010, LeBron James made the decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and join the Miami Heat. The 29-year-old faces the same question this summer, but it is unlikely that he will make the same televised furore.
Having spent the first seven years of his career in Cleveland, James’ decision to leave led to owner Dan Gilbert’s infamous letter and a general hatred towards him not only from Cavaliers fans but from those across the league.
However, after four years alongside Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, the Heat made the NBA Finals four straight years and won two championships, while James won two NBA MVP awards and two NBA Finals MVP awards on an individual level.
Meanwhile, Cleveland failed to enjoy the level of success that they had with him, but having now had the No.1 overall pick in three of the last four NBA Drafts, they will hope their luck changes moving forward with some suggesting that they are a realistic option for James this summer.
It remains to be seen whether or not he opts to re-join his former team, but ultimately James’ demand for a maximum-level contract has put the Heat under pressure to keep the Big Three together whilst also building a strong roster around them.
James is understood to be meeting with team president Pat Riley on Wednesday which will likely have a significant impact on his decision-making process.