SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 15: Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat looks on against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Five of the 2014 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center on June 15, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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July 11, 2014

Chris Bosh said all along that he wanted to stay with the Miami Heat, and the departure of LeBron James did not lead to a change of heart.

Bosh agreed Friday to a five-year contract worth about $118 million, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the team nor Bosh had publicly announced the deal.

It's also unclear when Bosh will actually sign the contract. He's expected to be in Ghana until next week.

So now, the ''Big 3'' - who officially broke up earlier Friday when James announced he was leaving the Heat for a return to the Cleveland Cavaliers - are looking to become at least the ''Big 2.'' The Heat are continuing to negotiate with Dwyane Wade, the other member of what was the star triumverate that led Miami to the NBA Finals in each of the last four seasons, winning two titles.

Keeping Bosh was a huge part of Miami's immediate reaction plan after learning that James was leaving. He's an All-Star who averaged 16.2 points on 52 percent shooting last season, and now figures to potentially get many more shots in the Heat offensive scheme.

For his career, Bosh has averaged 19.2 points in 11 NBA seasons.

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