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By The SI Staff
July 09, 2014

Speculation has swirled around LeBron James' future since the Heat were eliminated by the Spurs in five games in the 2014 NBA Finals. With the four-time MVP on the brink of making his free-agent announcement, we took stock of every significant development over that span.

LeBron: I'm coming back to Cleveland

July 11

Report: Cavs believed Thursday it was only a matter of time before James committed to them

Report: Infamous Dan Gilbert letter still an issue for LeBron

Report: Free agent market locked until LeBron decides

Report:James travel plans' have been in place for over a month

Report: James' camp has predicted he'd make decision and quickly leave for Brazil 

Report: Miami counting on Wade to help lure LeBron

Report: Cleveland, Miami expect decision before LeBron flies to Brazil for World Cup final this weekend

Report: Cavs talked with agents of players to potentially join LeBron's supporting cast

Report: Wade expected to be on flight with James to Miami

July 10

Fans gathering outside of LeBron's house

Report: Wade, LeBron together at camp

Report: LeBron has no plans to travel to Ohio

Report: Cavs still don't know about LeBron's decision

Report: Cops increase security around LeBron's house in anticipation of announcement

Report: Cavs pressed Nets to finalize paper work on trade to clear cap space

Report: LeBron cancels plans to return to Akron after Vegas meeting; flying straight to Brazil for WC final

July 9

Report: James, Heat's Pat Riley exit Vegas meeting without agreement

Report: NBA GMs expect James to ask for 1-2 year max deal from Heat

Report: Cavaliers trade Jack to Nets, Zeller to Celtics in three-team deal 

Report: Carmelo Anthony wants to see LeBron James on the Knicks

July 8

Report: Meeting date set for James, Heat president Pat Riley

Report: James, Dwyane Wade dine together in Las Vegas 

Report: James' agent pushing for return to Cleveland 

Report: Pat Riley Confident Big Three will return to Miami

July 7

Report: Chris Bosh tells Rockets: 'I want to be in Miami, I want to play with LeBron'

ColumnLeBron, Gilbert must overcome differences for Cleveland reunion

Column: Cleveland not a realistic basketball destination for LeBron James

Report: LeBron James' agent pushing for return to Cleveland

Report: Heat agree to sign Josh McRoberts to four-year deal

Report: Heat agree to sign Danny Granger to two-year deal

July 6

Report: LeBron James to meet with Pat Riley soon about free agency

July 3

Report: LeBron James’ agent meets with 4 teams, additional talks planned

July 2

Report: LeBron’s Decision 2.0 by the numbers

July 1

Report: Heat's Big Three will give Pat Riley window to assemble roster

Report: Agent denies report of Wade, Bosh taking big paycuts

June 30

Report: LeBron will be asking for max contract

June 29

Report: Suns will try to add LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony

June 28

Report: Heat’s Dwyane Wade opts out; Chris Bosh still undecided

June 26

Report: Heat acquire James favorite Shabazz Napier in draft night trade 

June 25

Report: Rockets trade Omar Asik to Pelicans to clear cap space for LeBron run
Report: How your team will try and fail to land LeBron James this offseason
Report: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh meet Wednesday  

June 24

Report: Heat forward LeBron James to opt out of deal, become free agent
Column: With Lebron opting out, pressure now on Miami to convince him to stay

June 19

Report: LeBron and Savannah James said to be expecting

June 17

Report: LeBron to have discussion with Wade, Bosh on future

June 16

Column: There’s work to do, but the Big Three should stay in Miami 
Report: LeBron sidesteps questions about future after Finals loss

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