NBA: Immediate Homecoming Is LeBron James' Best Option

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Jun 15, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) during the first quarter in game five of the 2014 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

As rumors surrounding the 2014 NBA free agency period continue to fly faster than Germany scored against Brazil on Tuesday, the latest one (at least, as of the time this sentence was written) claimed top domino LeBron James as reportedly finished meeting with teams and preparing to talk over a long-awaited final decision with his family.

I know, at this rate, we’ll believe it when we hear it (or see it, mentioned every two seconds, up and down our Twitter time lines) — although as of Thursday, the free agency moratorium is over, and NBA free agents can officially begin signing contracts.

While James mulls the future, it appears that his Decision II has likely come down to the only two NBA teams for which he has ever played. On the surface, it makes sense that a core group that was willing to join forces for the first time four years ago would be willing to stay intact after winning a pair of NBA championships and four Eastern Conference titles in as many years.

But things are different now and the winds of change (no pun intended, Lance Stephenson) could be blowing the league’s best player away from where he took his talents in 2010 and back to the place that James’ original Decision left high and dry.

And maybe for a lot of reasons, that’s the best thing for James at this point in his career.

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