Q: Ira, does this mean
A: I still think opting out, taking a short deal that takes him into the $30 million range for next season and then something more substantive in the 2017 offseason makes the most sense. And, as I've stressed previously, I believe LeBron's ability to control the offseason by taking short-term deals allows him to own his situation. While there is plenty that LeBron treasures about his Cleveland experience, even with this championship, I'm not sure the Dan Gilbert is one of them. So, yes, I do believe we'll have to go through some nonsense when LeBron -- gasp! -- opts out of his current contract and enters free agency on July 1. And then all the backchannel manipulation will commence, with LeBron making sure that he gets the roster he wants going forward. Because for all the joy of Sunday for LeBron came the reality that he mostly had to do it all, more, in fact, than he had to do for his two titles with the
Q: Everyone has short memory. It's not that LeBron James left. It's how. He tried to handicap us heading out the door. The draft pick (Shabazz Napier), delay (last-minute meeting with Pat Riley), etc. -- Myles.
A: And yet
Q: Hi, Ira. What does the new $94 million projected cap mean for the Heat? What can they do internally and does this mean we are contenders for any big names (provided that's in the plan this offseason)? Thanks. -- Mike, Changwon City, South Korea.