In the Miami Heat’s session of exit interviews with the media Tuesday, LeBron James said that his decision on what will happen with his contract comes down to his family first. James did add, however, that he will have a conversation with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to discuss the future of the Big Three in Miami.
“I think there is a conversation that will be had between the three of us. I think it’s only right,” James told reporters. “I think we’ve earned that for each other, to have a conversation and see what can possibly happen.”
Bosh echoed was his teammate said, saying that they will take some time and talk with their families before eventually discussing the situation with each other and Pat Riley.
“We’re patient people, I can wait. When it starts, and it has a later starting date, we can do that,” Bosh told reporters. “We have to have a time where we sit down and figure this thing out. Now is not the time.”
James plans on taking some time off and going on vacation with his family. All three will take some time to reflect and deflate before getting back to the drawing board.
Based on James’ comments during the interview, it seems like the discussion will focus on how the Big Three come back, and not if.
Asked about what he thinks the Heat should do this offseason to improve the team, James talked as if he saw himself as part of the solution.
“I don’t even know what the restricted, unrestricted, ETO guys are. I haven’t even dug into that. And for me, I don’t even know that that’s my position. That’s what Riles is so great at, and obviously Spo is going to get into it and see guys that can help us be better,” James told reporters. “Every team in the NBA continues to get better every year and we need to get better as well. We have some holes that need to be filled.”
“We.” That must be reassuring for Heat fans. The Big Three are clearly on the same page in regards to a time frame and the fact they they will, in part, decide what to do together.
Erik Spoelstra said that James knows the track record of the organization. Bosh talked about being in Miami, where he is happy he can compete for championships.
“We’re going to talk with Riles, hear his plan, talk with our families, talk with ourselves, and then eventually we will come together and try to figure this thing out.”
James, Bosh, Wade, Spoelstra and Riley will figure it out together.