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LeBron James holds a different kind of leverage over the Heat than Dwight Howard yields over the Magic.
James cannot opt out of his contract until after the fourth season, but with an aging Dwyane Wade and a freshly awarded league and Finals MVP by his side, he could run the show in Miami any way he sees fit.
After winning his first championship, it seems unlikely James would create waves, but should the going ever get tough in South Beach, anything is possible.
If the King himself decides to demand a trade to a certain team, or insist the Heat make a certain move in the next two years, the organization would have no choice but to oblige.
Regardless of how many rings James finds himself donning.