Breaking Down LeBron James' Social Media for Clues to His Free-Agency Decision

Matt KingFeatured ColumnistJuly 10, 2014

Jun 15, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) and guard Dwyane Wade (3) speak during a press conference after game five of the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

In case you haven't heard, LeBron James is making a big decision pretty soon. And people are kind of freaking out about it. 

With James' decision apparently down to Miami and Cleveland, Chris Sheridan of Sheridan Hoops reports—citing an unnamed league source—that James has decided to return to where he started his career with the Cavs.

Others, not willing to take Sheridan's word for it, have started looking for clues to see where James' mind is at.

Moving trucks outside LeBron's home are certainly fun, but Bleacher Report's Miami Heat lead writer Ethan Skolnick shot down the relevance of that sign:

However, that doesn't mean there still aren't clues to be found. Like this in-depth knowledge shared by Grantland contributor Matt Borcas:

I decided to go through some of James' most recent tweets and Instagram posts with hopes of getting at least some idea of what he might do. The results were fascinating.

A picture of Damon Jones and Tim Hardaway playing one-on-one at LeBron's Skills Academy. Hardaway played for the Heat, but Jones was a teammate of LeBron's in Cleveland. Tough call.

Advantage: Cleveland

Then we have two straight pictures of LeBron's high school crew.

Obviously, a huge nod for his love of his hometown of Akron, which is just a stone's throw from what city? That's right.

Advantage: Cleveland

The next Instagram post is of LeBron apparently shooting a commercial. Or something. Very Hollywood. Which is exactly what Joakim Noah called the Heat a couple of years ago.

Advantage: Miami

LeBron then posts that he's listening to music from Fly Union and Sian Cotton. Oh, you mean Fly Union from Ohio and Sian Cotton, his high school basketball teammate from Akron?

Advantage: Cleveland

A tweet from LeBron about being thankful for seeing the day. That doesn't sound like a very Cleveland mindset to me. Nobody is actually thankful about waking up in Cleveland, right?.

Advantage: Miami

Refueling at The Juice Spot. Just happens to be in Miami, and, oh yeah, LeBron's wife owns it. If he's so into this place, why would he ever want to leave?

Advantage: Miami

So as you see, it's pretty much neck and neck right now. Too close to call, if you would. But that's not going to stop us from reading into every single thing LeBron does, says or has happen around him.