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NBA Free Agent Rumors: LeBron James and Others Met To Discuss Possible Trio

Alek FrostCorrespondent IJune 29, 2010

ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 14:  LeBron James #23 and Dwyane Wade #3 of the Eastern Conference celebrate their 141-139 victory over the Western Conference during the NBA All-Star Game, part of 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend at Cowboys Stadium on February 14, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. 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 Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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According to Chris Broussard and Marc Stein of ESPN the much-anticipated free agent summit that garnered much speculation over the past few months occurred.

LeBron James , Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh met in Miami over the weekend to discuss their NBA futures and possibly one involving all three playing in the same uniform next season. The Heat have recently cleared enough cap space to go after three max contract players, the first being Heat superstar Dwyane Wade.

After a myriad of moves the Heat only have point guard Mario Chalmers , former No. 2 overall pick Michael Beasley and James Jones under contract. Beasley and Jones according to several sources are being shopped and if Miami does not find any takers before July 1, they will reportedly buyout Jones' contract .Β 

According to the report James, although interested in teaming up with Wade and Bosh, has yet to commit to leaving Cleveland for South Beach. James is reportedly still interested in speaking with potential suitors on July 1 when the start of free agency begins.

Former ESPN analyst and current Fox Sports Radio's Stephen A. Smith reported on his radio show that both James and Bosh have committed to signing with Miami. But unless the Heat are able to trade Beasley to a team with available cap space and do not need to take any salary back, they will be unable to offer James, Bosh and Wade the max $16.5 million.

Another "Big Three" scenario was not the only topic of discussion this weekend between the trio, a potential pairing of James and Bosh to Chicago was also discussed. James' admiration for Michael Jordan apparently may play a large part in his decision this summer and is one of the reasons he will not commit to signing with the Heat.

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