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USA TODAY Sports Miami Heat forward LeBron James drives by San Antonio’s Boris Diaw for a layup during the first half of Game Five of the NBA Finals in this June 15 file photo at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.

NBA: James opts out of Heat deal to test free agency


LeBron James told the Miami Heat that he will exercise an early termination option in his contract and become an unrestricted free agent in a move the team said was “fully expected.”

Opting out of the final two years of his contract does not necessarily mean the four-time league Most Valuable Player is leaving the star-studded Heat team he led to NBA championships in 2012 and 2013.

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