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July 1, 2014 Updates
October 12, 2013 Updates

"We have a lot of great players here; we've got LeBron, Dwyane," Bosh said. "I'm not going to be crazy or be disrespectful to this team and take over their positions. I'm going to play my role to the best of my ability. "As far as visibility is concerned, we have a unique opportunity to just really get out there and do some unique things. And, really, I try to take the bull by the horns and just try to build relationships that I want to build. And if I have certain opportunities that come to me, I'm going to take them." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

March 20, 2013 Updates

Of course, teams hardly have the same luxury -- they have to plan ahead, because of the complexities of salary-cap and roster management. 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. Cleveland is in the midst of a long-term rebuilding project, relying mostly on the draft. As the Cavs move toward playoff contention, their hope is to use their salary-cap space to add veterans in the future, with James expected to be at the top of every team's list of desirable free agents, including Cleveland's. ESPN.com

The Lakers' situation is complicated by the presence of Kobe Bryant, a major rival of LeBron, but the league's most glamorous franchise can clear its books for the most part if it chooses to make a run at James. Bryant's contract expires in 2014, and he has hinted at retirement, although his intentions aren't clear yet. And many around the league believe that Chicago, spurned by James three years ago, can put itself in position to make another run at him. By using the amnesty clause on Carlos Boozer and letting Luol Deng's contract expire, the Bulls could have the cap space to chase James again in 2014. ESPN.com

September 4, 2012 Updates
September 26, 2011 Updates

A union meeting of the National Basketball Players Association scheduled for Tuesday in Miami has been postponed, a source involved in the process Monday told the Sun Sentinel. An agent who had been summoning players to South Florida instead said the league and union will resume negotiations Tuesday over a new collective-bargaining agreement. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The NBA and its players' union will hold a bargaining session on Tuesday and possibly another on Wednesday, as both sides look to end a lockout that is threatening the 2011-12 season, a source told ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher. In a related development, union executive director Billy Hunter will not be traveling to Miami on Tuesday to attend a union membership meeting, the source said. ESPN.com

August 24, 2011 Updates
February 22, 2011 Updates

The Miami edition of the "Real Housewives" series, which started in Orange County as good, not-always-clean fun, adds a Latino twist to the mix. This proves that in America, women of all races, creeds and colors can create and nurture tedious little dramas from pretty much nada. The marquee name for the Miami cast is Larsa Pippen, wife of former NBA star Scottie Pippen. She explains in her introductory remarks that it's not easy being her - because after mothering four kids, cooking and maintaining Scottie's schedule, she still has an NBA wife's responsibility to "look cute" at the end of the day. She has a near-colleague in Cristy Rice, who was married for 11 years to former NBA star Glen Rice, but now that they've divorced isn't getting along so well with him. That sometimes happens with, you know, divorce. New York Daily News

October 7, 2010 Updates
July 16, 2010 Updates

Reports have indicated that James will keep his home in Bath Township, several miles from where he grew up in Akron. James, whose contracts and endorsements now have totaled a few hundred million dollars, is looking for a home near his new workplace. Looks like he might have found one, as reported by Life and Style Magazine: Life & Style can reveal that LeBron has started paperwork to purchase a $49.5 million 20,088- square-foot mansion at Casuarina Concourse -- the most expensive home in the Coral Gables, Fla., area! Cleveland Plain Dealer

July 8, 2010 Updates

With all of this meeting hosting, lawsuit fighting and television show having, LeBron James must be super stressed-out. It is not easy to be made a multi-millionaire in a matter of minutes, you guys. Ergo, it is easy to understand why he would want to kick back and unwind after this week of figuring out which team is most worthy of his considerable talents. So that's exactly what he's doing, which is not a surprise at all. Everyone deserves a vacation now and then. However, where he'll be partying is more than a little interesting. From US Magazine, favorite of wives around the country: LeBron James has rented six cabanas at the W Hotel South Beach this weekend to celebrate his team decision, two sources confirm to UsMagazine.com. That adds more fuel to the fire that James, 25, will announce he's joining the Miami Heat Thursday night, as several insiders told ESPN this morning. Yahoo! Sports

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