Broussard: LeBron decision not expected tonight

CLEVELAND -- ESPN NBA reporter Chris Broussard tweeted that free-agent forward LeBron James is not expected to make a decision tonight on where he will sign after meeting with Miami Heat president Pat Riley in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.

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James, and his agent, Rich Paul, met with Riley after the multi-time NBA Most Valuable Player visited the LeBron James Skills Camp earlier in the day.

James, an Akron native and St. Vincent-St. Mary High School graduate, won two NBA titles with the Heat and competed in four straight NBA Finals during his four-year run in Miami.

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Originally, James signed a six-year deal with the Cavaliers back in 2010 before orchestrating a trade to the Heat, and then, last month elected to opt out of his contract with two years remaining.

Had he elected to stay with the Heat, James would have earned $20 million this coming season, and $42.7 million over the remaining two years of the contract.

In order to clear the requisite salary cap space to sign James to a maximum salary contract, the Cavaliers reportedly traded point guard Jarrett Jack and shooting guard Sergey Karasev to the Brooklyn Nets and center Tyler Zeller, as well as a future first-round draft pick, to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday morning. In return, the Cavaliers will get undisclosed prospects from the Nets.


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