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LeBron James can opt of his contract with the Miami Heat in July 2014. It will be yearlong story, and James said he understands that.

But the four-time NBA MVP and back-to-back champion isn’t quite ready to go there yet.

“It’s too early (to talk about),” James told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “I will get to a point where I have to cross that, but I haven’t really thought about it.”

James, 28, averaged 26.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.3 assists in leading the Heat to a Finals victory over the San Antonio Spurs in seven games this past season.

His ability to opt out and become a free agent at the end of next season could become an even bigger story.

Reported by Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio