They couldn’t keep LeBron James.
That doesn’t mean that Pat Riley and the Miami Heat can’t hold onto Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. According to a report, Bosh has agreed to re-sign with Miami on a five-year, $118 million contract, choosing to spurn a four-year, $88 million offer from the Houston Rockets.
This news comes hours after King James left Miami to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. After the James news broke, the Rockets traded point guard Jeremy Lin to the Los Angeles Lakers in a deal meant to free up enough salary-cap space to land Bosh. The All-Star power forward had said that if James left Miami, he would leave too. But an extra $30 million from the Heat might have made him change his mind.
Now, the Heat will shift their sights on keeping Dwyane Wade, who started gaining the interest of the Chicago Bulls immediately after James’s departure from Miami.
Hey, two out of three wouldn’t be so bad for Riley and the Heat now would it?