NBA Free Agent Rumors: LeBron James, Chris Bosh To Play for the Chicago Bulls

Brandon RibakSenior Writer IJune 27, 2010

BEIJING - AUGUST 09:  (F-B) LeBron James and Chris Bosh of the United States men's basketball team sit in the stands for the US women's team game against the Czech Republic during the women's preliminary basketball game at the Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium during day 1 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 9, 2008 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)
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You heard it, LeBron James and Chris Bosh will inevitably team up and contend for as many titles as possible in the historic city where the great Michael Jordan once competed in.

While rumors have spiraled out of control during the last few months regarding to where the top free agents will go, many reports have provided a pretty clear path for where James and Bosh's next destination will be.

Credible sources have reached out to top NBA writers and analysts, supplying them with insight that has bombarded the Internet world.

Although nobody can be 100 percent certain where each and every top tier free-agent will land, enough evidence has backed up this epic scenario.

The Supporting Cast

Chicago has undoubtedly the best supporting cast for LeBron and Bosh. The Bulls are the only team out of the list of contenders (except for New Jersey) that has a top tier point-guard and upcoming center already instilled into their system. 

Bosh spoke out and stated that he is not interested in playing the center position,

"The thing I said when I came into free agency is I'm going to be a forward, I'm going to play my natural position."

Teams like Miami and New York are looking for big man to fill their center position and with Bosh's statement being addressed, Chicago seems to be the best fit for him.

The trade that says it all

Shipping Kirk Hinrich to Washington during the day of the Draft increased the Bulls chances of obtaining both James and Bosh immensely. Chicago got around $27 million off their books with the deal and now has close to enough cap space to deal both free-agents a max contract.

With the offseason just starting you can bet that the Bulls are in the works of potentially dealing Luol Deng (and his hefty $61 million remaining on his five-year contract) and possibly James Johnson ($1.7 million left in his final contract year) to clear up even more space to guarantee both superstars a max contract.

Throw Toronto out the window for Chris Bosh

Raptors fans have stuck on to the statement that Bosh will make his decision (on where he is going or staying) on his own without any other top tier free-agent influencing him and that he does not want to go to a team where he isn't the "go-to-guy."

While those statements might've been said, they surely aren't valid statements anymore.

On ESPN's Mike and Mike in the Morning Bosh was asked about if he was waiting on LeBron before he made his decision and CB4 said,

"Am I waiting on LeBron? Pretty Much. I think everyone has to. I have to as well?

When Bosh was then asked about if he would team up with LeBron he quoted, 

"You'd be kinda crazy not to want to play with a guy like that...I think that's what makes each city attractive, to play with another superstar is great."

In addition, why on earth would the Toronto Raptors go out and select power-forward Ed Davis with the 13th overall pick in the NBA Draft? 

Four words for that question Raptors fans... because Bosh is gone!

The Credible Sources

Adrian Wojnarowksi of Yahoo! Sports-  "To listen to World Wide Wes, LeBron will never look back on Cleveland. 'He's up out of there,' is the way he tells it to people, but LeBron's Akron crew has to tsk-tsk such public talk because they all live in Northeast Ohio, and maybe always will. "We're going to Chicago,' William Wesley tells people, 'and Chris Bosh is coming, too.'"

Jonathan Abrams of the New York Times-  "The executive, who did not want to be identified discussing a player who is not yet a free agent, said he had gathered from discussions with his fellow NBA executives that James was strongly leaning toward joining the Bulls in tandem with another free agent, Chris Bosh of the Toronto Raptors."

ESPN TV Analyst Jalen Rose tweeted- "My sources say that it is almost certain that LeBron James will not be returning to the Cavs! (Bulls/Heat/Clips)."

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