LeBron James To Opt Out Of His Contract With Miami Heat

Rumors have surfaced today that LeBron James is terminating his contract with the Miami Heat.

Chris Broussard, an ESPN sportswriter, tweeted two hours ago that LeBron James’s agent has told the Heat that LeBron will exercise the early termination option of his contract.

Although neither LeBron nor the Heat have confirmed the termination, it makes sense considering the Heat’s dismal performance in the NBA finals and LeBron James’s track record with leaving teams who fail to win championships (cough Cleveland cough). Coupled with the news that the Heat may pursue Carmelo Anthony it makes a lot of sense that LeBron would leave Miami. However, he also could be opting out of his contract to put pressure on Miami to resign him as a free agent for more money.