Why LeBron James Will Stay with Miami Heat After 2014 Offseason

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Why LeBron James Will Stay with Miami Heat After 2014 Offseason
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LeBron James, wishing he was still in Cleveland?

Isn't this supposed to be the time for celebration still?

Shouldn't we still be reveling in the Miami Heat winning a second consecutive title?

Should we not be in awe of LeBron James going off for 37 points and hitting the dagger jumper in Game 7 of the NBA Finals?

No? It's more LeBron speculation again? This is always fun. It's always a blast to speculate on things that we have no control over.

We only did it for two years before LeBron's move to Miami and here we are again, contemplating what he's going to do even though he has no idea what he's going to do, either.

There was reason to believe that, you know, winning two NBA championships, two league MVP's and two Finals MVP's over the past two seasons would quell the criticism and speculation talk that is constantly encasing LeBron.

Instead, we're a month removed from him winning a title and we're now speaking of something that's going to happen a year from now.

Fine. We'll play this game.

Even though there's still an entire 2013-14 regular and postseason to play, we'll attempt to find reasons as to why LeBron may go here or there. The majority of the NBA populous was wrong when predicting where he'd go in 2010, most people thought New York or Cleveland, but we'll speculate because it's the argument-inducing thing to do.

At the moment, LeBron is most likely still resting his worn, beaten body after one of the most arduous and toughest years of his career. He set career-highs in overall and three-point shooting percentage, had the third-highest PER in NBA history, led a 27-game winning streak, led Miami to a franchise-record 66 wins and set a career-high in rebounds per game.

And that was all before the postseason started. James' Heat would go 16-7 in the playoffs, capped off by back-to-back series wins that came down to a Game 7. The Heat are now 3-0 in Game 7's since the 'Big Three' was formed.

Even before LeBron gets back on the court and begins to write another chapter in the illuminated manuscript that is his illustrious career, we're going to wonder where he's going to play.

The situation he's currently in, however, presents the greatest opportunity to accomplish what LeBron really wants to do. Some may claim he may want a max deal, but it seems like a contract is the least of LeBron's worries since he led the NBA in endorsement money last season.

A team where he's the sole star again? He's not the sole star on Miami, but he has still found a way to be overwhelmingly better than his All-Star teammates.

A younger team? Sorry, but veteran-laden teams win titles.

We'll entertain this idea of LeBron leaving, for Cleveland of all places, but also offer reasoning as to why LeBron is going to be soaking up the future in Miami after the summer of 2014 comes in with a bang and out with a whimper.

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