Miami Heat forward LeBron James took his talents to South Beach in the summer of 2010 in order to bring multiple titles to the city. Now that he has done that, July 1, 2014 is a target date on every GM's calendar as he can become a free-agent and opt out of his contract.
James has said he wants to keep winning with the team and will earn $19.07 million next season. James has option seasons on his contract for $20.59 million in 2014-15 and $22.11 million in 2015-16.
“That’s the goal,’’ James said to Fox Sports Florida about wanting to be part of Heat president Pat Riley’s vision of winning many titles. “That’s the ultimate finish. And we all hope that can happen, obviously, to be able to have success with the two guys (Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh) and with Riles and (coach Erik Spoelstra). This is what we came here for.”
James was unsure about his long-term future with the team and is not thinking about next year.
“I don’t know,’’ James said. “Life changes. Things happen. You have to be prepared for that. But this is what we all want to be here for, and that’s to be able to compete for a championship each and every year. And, if we can do that, then it would be awesome.