Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh Will Join Heat: What Does This Mean for LeBron James?

Matt WagnerCorrespondent IIJuly 7, 2010

MIAMI - NOVEMBER 19:  Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat dunks over Chris Bosh #4 and Jermaine O'Neal #6 of the Toronto Raptors at American Airlines Arena on November 19, 2008 in Miami, Florida. The Raptors defeated the Heat 101-95. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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The clear-cut winner in the free agent frenzy is beginning to emerge.

Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade said they will join the Miami Heat today, but the underlying question that comes from this is, "What does this mean for LeBron James' future?"

LeBron has made it clear that he wants to win multiple championships, and if he joined Miami, he would have the best chance at accomplishing just that.

Two of the strong contenders in the LeBron chase—Chicago and Cleveland—are looking like surprising losers in the frenzy, and it would not bode well for LeBron's title chances if he were to join one of those teams. 

In Miami, meanwhile, they already have verbal commitments from Wade and Bosh, and if LeBron were to choose Miami, that would create one of the best big threes in NBA history. 

Miami would easily be the Eastern Conference winners year in and year out, and they would be in the NBA Finals hunt annually.

So tomorrow night we will all see where LeBron ends up, but this news provides a huge hint and momentum towards the Miami Heat.