As first reported by ESPN’s Chris Broussard, the agent for LeBron James has alerted the Miami Heat that he’ll opt out of the final two years of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent. The four-time MVP was scheduled to make $20.5 million next season and can now negotiate a new deal with Miami or take his talents elsewhere. Last week, Heat president Pat Riley addressed the potential for Miami’s Big Three to break up after losing the NBA Finals to the San Antonio Spurs in five games, seemingly challenging his stars. “This stuff is hard,” Riley said. “And you got to stay together, if you’ve got the guts. And you don’t find the first door and run out of it.” We’ll find out soon if the Heatles are breaking up.


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