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What Happens to the Heat & Cavs When James Makes His Decision

July 10th, 2014 at 6:50 PM
By Glenn Minnis

LeBron James met with Miami Heat President Pat Riley yesterday in Las Vegas, Nevada. James still has yet to make his choice on whether he will remain in Miami or go sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers or another franchise. However, the two main teams in the LeBron James Sweepstakes or obviously the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers. For the Heat, that have to be wondering how did it get to this point. A situation that seemed like a sure thing has now become the biggest unknown in all of sports. On the Cavs' end, they have a second chance at bringing back home their superstar. To convince him that things have changed in Cleveland and they will do whatever it takes to bring James championships. Either way, this could have a huge effect on both franchises.


In the Heat's case, this could mean the end of their dynasty and bringing in NBA Championships, let alone competing in one. More then likely Dwyane Wade will re-sign with the team and finish out his career there. That, however, is where the positive talk stops. James will be long gone to Cleveland and Bosh will probably be gone as well. Reports are that Bosh will likely take the Houston Rockets' max offer and head to Houston. The Heat have good pieces on their team with Norris Cole, newly acquired Danny Granger and Josh McRoberts, but that's the problem; they are pieces to a team and not a superstar. The Heat very will maybe the doormate of the Eastern Conference, which is extremely unfortunate because Wade and Riley deserve to end their careers on a high note. Unfortunately, this will be the state of the Miami Heat in all likely hood if James chooses leave.


With the Cavs, can they even handle another massive disappointment like the one James gave them four years ago. They have good, young solid players on their team with Kyrie Irving, Andrew Wiggins and others, but nothing compares to have James on the roster. How will the fans potentially react to James deciding that their team simply isn't good enough for him to build his legacy. Millions of Cav fans hearts were ripped out of their chest when they learned that James was coming back the first time. How devastating will it be for that city for it to happen to them again in such a short span. 


James surely does not want to hurt anyone, but he has to make the right decision for himself and his family. He might wave bye to the south beaches in Miami and realize that you can go back home again. Or, home may not be where the heart is and he realizes that Miami can provide him with the best legacy and championships. Only time will tell what James does. Everyone is waiting.

Tags: Basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James, Miami, Miami Heat, NBA

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