The franchise team will be taking a huge hit following this season, after reports of LeBron James leaving the team has surfaced. James has been an all-star player to the team, but after contract complications, it appears his destiny will be held at another team.
According to sources within the Miami Heat organization, James met with Heat owner Micky Arison over the weekend and they were not able to work out a contract that would satisfy both parties.
You would think that back-to-back championships would have held LeBron’s spot on The Miami Heat, but it appears that money has become a huge issue and the team can no longer gain profit by having him on the team.
Many believe that James is the best NBA player out there, but sometimes you have to remember that the NBA is also a business, and if you aren’t making money out of a business then you are going to end up broke. It turns out the expenses that LeBron has racked up, along with a very high salary cap, have made it too expensive to keep him in a Heat jersey.
“He is a great player, but with anything great there are pros and cons.” said Micky Arison, owner of The Miami Heat. “Don’t get me wrong – if we could keep him we would, he has been an asset to the team, and it has been a lot of fun watching him play and win for us. The reality is he is expensive to keep on the roster, and with an all-star player like James they expect bonuses and perks. We have spent thousands on custom made headbands alone.”
It is unclear where James will play next, but talks of him returning to Cleveland have been up in the air. If Cleveland has the cash for LeBron it may be a possibility, but the pain that he left to his fans out there may never go away.