Handicapping the Summer of LeBron; Who Will Sign King James in 2014?

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Handicapping the Summer of LeBron; Who Will Sign King James in 2014?
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Is it time to start talking about where LeBron James will sign as a free agent already? It feels like 2009 all over again!

In all seriousness, this is a discussion that we need to have. LeBron is, by a fairly significant margin, the best player in basketball. When it's all said and done, he might have a claim to the title of the best player who has ever played basketball. 

And he's hitting free agency for the second time in four years? 

Well, if we're being absolutely technical, it's still not certain. LeBron has an opt-out clause in his contract that he has the right to exercise after the 2013-14 season. Most league executives widely believe he will use it to reach free agency. 

Assuming he does, LeBron James would instantly jump... well...2010 LeBron James... as the greatest free agent in NBA history. He is at his absolute peak right now, and even at 29 years old (the presumed tail end of his prime), there isn't a team in the league that wouldn't offer him a max deal. 

Remember, this isn't Michael Jordan we're talking about, or Kevin Durant. LeBron isn't exactly known for his loyalty. He's going to do what is in his own best interest when he becomes a free agent. If that means leaving Miami, then so be it. 

With that in mind, let's handicap the biggest blockbuster of the 2014 season, The Summer of LeBron Part Two. 

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