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Multiple outlets, such as Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski and ESPN's Chris Broussard, have reported that LeBron, Wade and Bosh are not working in concert at the moment.
One executive who participated in the meetings over the past two days told Wojnarowski: "There's clearly a breakdown in communication between LeBron and [Wade and Bosh]. [James is] giving Riley time to go get players for them but if that doesn't happen in the next few days … LeBron seems ready to explore the market."
Simply put, I'm not completely buying this. Even Wojnarowski included a comment from an NBA exec in his piece who said, "I think it's a smokescreen."
The fact that the Big Three and Udonis Haslem all opted out before the June 30 deadline would suggest they are all working together. It's hard to believe Wade and Haslem, who stand to lose the most money by opting out, would do so without being in tune with what James is thinking.
Also, it seems odd that three guys who spent the past four years working their tails off together and have formed strong bonds would be unsure of where each stands at such an important moment.
This rumor shouldn't be fully dismissed because it's coming from multiple trustworthy sources and one would have to admit that a Big Three return to the Heat doesn't seem like the lock it did a week ago.
However, agents and players (perhaps LeBron's camp wants to put pressure on president Pat Riley to make a big move) have agendas this time of year, and these reports seem like they could be a result of that.