It is official, LeBron James will be an unrestricted free agent this summer after his agent informed the Miami Heat that he will be opting out of the six-year, $109.83 million contract he signed back in 2010.
That means he is free to go wherever he damn well pleases and you can bet that nearly all of the 30 teams in the NBA will be fighting tooth and nail in order to obtain his signature.
But rest assured, Heat fans, that doesn’t mean his time in South Florida is over. He could very well end up back in a Heat uniform next season, perhaps for less money, which would enable Pat Riley the flexibility to go after high quality free agents after the humbling 4-1 loss to the San Antonio Spurs during the 2014 NBA Finals.
Then again, he could decide to skip town and decide to try his luck somewhere else.
Nonetheless, whether he chooses to stick around or make a break for it, then are going to be pros and cons either way. Here’s a look at three of each.