Will King James stay in Miami after the tough loss to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals? Check here for a roundup of major happenings, curated to get to the most credible of the rumors and details.
The background: "Do I want to win or get paid?" The Big 3 signed six-year contracts in 2010. James and Bosh would each earn $20.6 million next year, then $22.1 million; Wade, $20.2 million and $21.7 million. By opting out of these final two years of the contract, each could leave, or he could re-up in Miami with a substantial pay cut. The Heat would then have room in the salary cap to go after an unrestricted free agent. James, however, is seeking the maximum available contract. Free agency began July 1.