The Decision 2 is starting to gain steam again after reports of LeBron James’ agent Rich Paul met with multiple teams to discuss LeBron’s future. According to 92.3 The Fan’s Joe Lull and then later confirmed by Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski and ESPN, Paul met with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, and Dallas Mavericks to discuss their pitches for LeBron. The meetings with the teams were done on Wednesday and Thursday. He is also reportedly going to meet with the Los Angeles Lakers contingency, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. The momentum has shifted a little on LeBron leaving the Miami Heat. A couple days ago, the word was that he was surely going back to the Heat. But the possibility of him leaving has increased after reports of a rift between Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, and LeBron on contract terms. The Heat have also struggled to sign free agents to help improve the team.
The Cavaliers are reportedly promoting their young nucleus of Kyrie Irving, Andrew Wiggins, and Tristan Thompson. They also showed Paul that they have flexibility in the present cap space to sign other free agents along with the three first round picks in 2015. According to Wojnarowski, the Houston Rockets reportedly talked to Paul on the phone, but are not in the running for LeBron’s services. The Heat are still the frontrunner to sign LeBron, but the possibility of him choosing somewhere else has grown over the past couple days. According to Wojnarowski, LeBron could meet with teams he views as finalists next week to decide on his course of action. A lot can happen over the next week, so hold on for a wild ride.
Quite a few signs pointing to LeBron suitors meeting with his representatives in NE Ohio today. Cavs and Mavs included.
— Joe Lull (@LullOnSports) July 3, 2014
ESPN sources say reps from Cavs, Suns, Rockets and Mavs have all met with agent Rich Paul in Cleveland while LeBron has been on vacation
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 4, 2014
Yahoo Sports: My latest on LeBron James, Miami Heat and free agency. http://t.co/CDKZAqehGG
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 4, 2014
@ramonashelburne reports that Mitch Kupchak flying to CLE to meet with LeBron's agent Rich Paul
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 4, 2014
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