The day that LeBron James opted out of his contract with the Miami Heat is still a dark day for fans in South Beach but the future hasn’t yet been destroyed as there’s still plenty of hope that he’ll return next season and sign over the summer.
Still, we have to look back at that day and realize just how mad the Heat were to have LeBron actually opt out on them as it didn’t take long for Miami to respond to LeBron’s decision to opt out with erasing his existence. As if things weren’t depressing enough that day, the Heat went full on sad face on us all and replaced not just LeBron James but also Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh as well.
For the record, all three players have opted out since then and are no long part of the team.Udonis Haslem has also decided to opt out and both Michael Beasley and Ray Allen are likely to hit free agency this year as well. Miami has since changed their entire webpage to nothing but darkness, which is a pretty ominous thing to do at a point in time when you should be looking for as much hope as humanly possible.