<National Report>Los Angeles, CA–Rumors have been swirling about the fate of LeBron “King” James following his epic loss in the NBA Finals at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs. The Associated Press is reporting today that Rich Paul, James’ agent, has informed the Heat head office that James will in fact seek free agency by opting out of the final two years of his contract.
While opting out of his contract does not necessarily mean James will leave the Heat, other indicators suggest he may be heading to the Los Angeles area to pursue opportunities with either the Lakers or Clippers (or his budding rap career).
Sotheby’s agent Paul Horner spoke with National Report and has confirmed that James is seeking real estate in the greater Los Angeles area. James contacted Horner last week and made arrangements to view properties in the area. James has also allegedly been in contact with private schools in the posh Holmby Hills suburb for his two children.
“LeBron is in a tough place,” a source close to James stated. “He has been carrying the Heat almost singlehandedly since arriving in Miami and he feels let down by the poor support received by the other members of the so called “Dream Team”. Bosh has had an alright season, but Wade has been playing at a sub-par level with no signs of recovery. When you are one of the greatest players to ever hit the court you are in a position to demand the kind of excellence that James is hoping to find in LA.”
James famously left the Cleveland Caveliers in 2010 to join the Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade in pursuit of championship rings. The Heat made it to the finals in all 4 seasons of James’ tenure, winning two of the four.
Representatives with both the Lakers and Clippers declined comment.