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08:07 AM ET 03.21 | In Cleveland, where the Heat managed in dramatic fashion to extend their streak, a countdown, somewhat inexplicably, is on. [LeBron James] may be just 15 months from free agency again, which means that Cavs fans can dream again -- dream of the return of the Ohio native who wore the wine and gold Cavaliers uniform from 2003 to 2010. Yes, 2014 could be 2010 all over again. ... Going into next season, it will be fairly obvious, just as in 2009-10, which teams are plotting to make a run at James. While teams cannot talk publicly about players on other rosters, their intentions are often well known. In addition to the Heat, three teams are mentioned most often as potential bidders: the Cavs, Lakers and Bulls.

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March 21, 2013  08:14 AM ET

Here We Go Again, Bro.

March 21, 2013  08:25 AM ET

the people of Cleveland are addicted to heart break. Why set yourself up for yet another let down?

March 21, 2013  08:31 AM ET
March 21, 2013  08:31 AM ET

The super friends are opting out to resign longer deals for less again.
Wade has T-mobile, Gatorade, a 10 year contract for 10 mil, Bron has NIKE & his soccer team, not sure what Bosh has but due to teaming with his buddies he has a ring!
Money is no issue for these guys, who are all about winning....

March 21, 2013  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

27 points!!!

came back from that & still won....

March 21, 2013  08:35 AM ET
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came back from that & still won....

I wasn't putting it out there because Miami covered
I was putting it out there because Cleveland blew it

March 21, 2013  08:41 AM ET
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The super friends are opting out to resign longer deals for less again.Wade has T-mobile, Gatorade, a 10 year contract for 10 mil, Bron has NIKE & his soccer team, not sure what Bosh has but due to teaming with his buddies he has a ring!Money is no issue for these guys, who are all about winning....

How much is less?
Bosh is making more this season and he made more last season than he did his last 3 years in Toronto.

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March 21, 2013  08:46 AM ET
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The super friends are opting out to resign longer deals for less again.Wade has T-mobile, Gatorade, a 10 year contract for 10 mil, Bron has NIKE & his soccer team, not sure what Bosh has but due to teaming with his buddies he has a ring!Money is no issue for these guys, who are all about winning....

"... money is no issue ... "

In the NBA, the top guys have never taken huge paycuts.

March 21, 2013  08:46 AM ET
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How much is less?Bosh is making more this season and he made more last season than he did his last 3 years in Toronto.

Wade will likely take the biggest paycut starting at 12 mil, Bosh may get 14, while Bron gets 14.5...
That's not bad, then you consider the fact they'll be able to spend the MLE on a free agent...
Dorell Wright should be resigned(who will replace Miller), likely for 3 mil to come back to Miami, soon Battier needs to be replaced, Haslem is aging faster than I thought....

March 21, 2013  08:47 AM ET
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"... money is no issue ... "In the NBA, the top guys have never taken huge paycuts.

well the heat are a different team, Riley is a genius...

March 21, 2013  08:57 AM ET
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came back from that & still won....

They played the Cavs dude. Without Irving, Waiters and Varajeo Cleveland is no better than a D league team.

March 21, 2013  09:00 AM ET
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well the heat are a different team, Riley is a genius...

If Riley can sign Bosh, Wade & James for $10M / year (each) or less -- he is a genius.

March 21, 2013  09:01 AM ET
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They played the Cavs dude. Without Irving, Waiters and Varajeo Cleveland is no better than a D league team.

heat are the champs and a lock to repeat, who cares.
Every NBA player gets paid to play ball, whoever plays the heat brings their A game...
same Cleveland team beat the lakers with 4 all stars, so what's your point?

March 21, 2013  09:02 AM ET
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I wasn't putting it out there because Miami coveredI was putting it out there because Cleveland blew it

You almost have to feel sorry for the fans (I said Almost) - They played well and was blowing them out the water before the hammer came down..... Sort of like the FN hammer....B A M....

March 21, 2013  09:02 AM ET
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If Riley can sign Bosh, Wade & James for $10M / year (each) or less -- he is a genius.

I doubt they sign FOR 10 it's not realistic.
I say 12-14...

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March 21, 2013  09:04 AM ET
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If Riley can sign Bosh, Wade & James for $10M / year (each) or less -- he is a genius.

lol - Or an underhanded back door dealing conniving S O B... And that's genius in itself...!!!

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March 21, 2013  09:06 AM ET
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27 points!!!

But seriously......how many of you ACTUALLY believed that the Cavs were gonna beat the Heal with that lead?
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I'll admit it......I thought the Cavs were gonna take 'em out!

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