Unrest in Miami? LeBron, Heat may be at odds

Unrest in Miami? LeBron, Heat may be at odds
June 19, 2014, 1:00 pm
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CSN Staff

As if the Carmelo Anthony And Kevin Love rumors weren't enough to keep NBA fans busy this offseason, LeBron James and the Miami Heat refuse to leave the spotlight.

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LeBron - like Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh - can opt out of his current contract with the Heat and many are wondering if he would actually use this as a chance to leave town and head somewhere else, maybe even back to Cleveland. (The Bulls supposedly have the third-best chance to get King James, but don't count on it.)

LeBron reportedly wants the Heat to spend more money (because max contracts for three different players isn't enough, apparently), and that may be putting him at odds with Heat owner Micky Arison.

Heat president Pat Riley responded back with some loaded comments during a press conference Thursday, even going so far as to say he was "pissed."

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"This stuff is hard," Riley said. "And you've got to stay together if you got the guts. And you don't find the first door and run out of it.

"We'll find out what we're made of here. It's not about options. It's not about free agency."