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Old 06-29-2010, 02:15 AM   #1
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A modified version of the ballyhooed free-agent summit that was initially suggested and then downplayed by Dwyane Wade has indeed taken place, ESPN.com has learned.

Sources close to the situation said Monday night that three of the biggest names in basketball -- Wade, Chris Bosh and LeBron James -- met over the weekend in Miami to seriously discuss their futures, with a focus on the increasingly plausible possibility of those three teaming up with Wade's Heat.

Yet sources with knowledge of the meeting stressed to ESPN.com that James, while clearly intrigued by the possibility of forming a star-studded Miami trio with Wade and Bosh, has not yet committed to leaving his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers for South Beach.

One source did label Miami as the new frontrunner to land James in a package deal with Bosh and a re-signed Wade but also cautioned that James was "non-committal" with the start of free agency fast approaching.

Sources said James remains committed to fielding free-agent pitches from several teams when free agency officially opens Thursday at 12:01 a.m. ET, with the Chicago Bulls continuing to rank as a highly appealing destination and a return to Cleveland still figuring prominently in his thinking and with the Dallas Mavericks looming as an intriguing outsider.
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But sources told ESPN.com that James, Wade and Bosh all expressed confidence at the meeting that contractual complexities to make this ambitious triple signing work can be worked out, although it was not immediately clear if all three players would receive an equal amount or if one or two would receive the max. Another variable is whether Bosh would be willing to sign with the Heat outright or if he wants to hold out for a sign-and-trade.

Sources insisted, meanwhile, that other scenarios were discussed at the weekend meeting apart from the Miami plan. One source said James' admiration for Bulls legend Michael Jordan is such that he is determined to hear Chicago's pitch later this week, keeping alive the possibility that both James and Bosh could still wind up together with the Bulls.

In that scenario, sources said, James and Bosh would join Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah in Chicago, while Wade would hope to be joined in Miami by close friend Carlos Boozer, who was not at the meeting.
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:22 AM   #2
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Default Re: Wade, Lebron and Bosh met in Miami this weekend

if Miami lands these guys, I'm switching bandwagons just like that. True story.
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:25 AM   #3
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Default Re: Wade, Lebron and Bosh met in Miami this weekend

So now Broussard is reporting it's Miami? I thought he reported Chicago was a done deal?
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:26 AM   #4
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If this actually goes down, Steven A. will never let anyone forget he called it first
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:27 AM   #5
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If this actually goes down, Steven A. will never let anyone forget he called it first
damn it you're right. I'm gonna have to listen to that loud mouthed asshole brag all season long
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:29 AM   #6
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Intriguing though ... can Miami even afford to sign all three of them?

I would assume Beasley then is going to Toronto as part of a S&T?
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:31 AM   #7
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What a travesty this would be.

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What a travesty this would be.

SMH

Don't act like you wouldn't watch and be somewhat of a fan. This goes for anyone else who doesn't want to see this happen.
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:33 AM   #9
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We really need more reports from sources.
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man a lakers vs lebron/bosh/wade miami would be CRAAAAAAZZZY

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Old 06-29-2010, 02:34 AM   #11
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Don't act like you wouldn't watch and be somewhat of a fan. This goes for anyone else who doesn't want to see this happen.
On the contrary... It might make me lose a massive amount of interest in the NBA.

Why didn't Bird, Magic, and Dominique team up in 1984? F#ck player rivalries and guys going head-to-head when they can all join the same team and take turns throwing oops to one another.

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Old 06-29-2010, 02:35 AM   #12
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What a travesty this would be.

SMH

If you're a Cavs or Raps fan

For everyone else, it would be the biggest thing in the NBA since MJ came back. They would be a freankin' rockstar team. I'm just glad Kobe could get 2 rings before this
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:36 AM   #13
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LBJ >>>> Chicago
Bosh >>> Miami

that's my best guest.


I just can't see Lebron going back to Cleveland. That franchise is in complete shambles. That team has been straight up exposed as a "regular season team". I think the players, management, and especially Dan Gilbert, already know he's not coming back.


I bet anyone they do a 30 for 30 on this in like 20 years. Just like "Kings Ransom", when Gretzky left the Oilers for the Kings.
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:37 AM   #14
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So now Broussard is reporting it's Miami? I thought he reported Chicago was a done deal?


When??? Cuz he never did man.
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:38 AM   #15
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On the contrary... It might make me lose a massive amount of interest in the NBA.

I used to think of it like that too. However, It's never happened before and I wouldn't mind being able to say that I lived through it. 3 top 15 players all in their prime/before their prime? The closest we have had to that was the C's.

IDK.....I think it would be crazy to see.
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