The rumors continue to circulate around the NBA about where Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James may ultimately land in free agency. The Los Angeles Lakers have become major contenders to land one or both superstars this summer, but the Miami Heat and New York Knicks are still considered the favorites.
One or many players whose fate hangs in the balance while Carmelo and LeBron weigh their options is two-time NBA champion Chris Bosh. The perennial All-Star has received considerable interest around the league, but will return to Miami if LeBron stays, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:
“Bosh is back in a second if LeBron commits,” one league source involved in the dialogue told Yahoo Sports.
With Dwyane Wade more than likely staying put in Miami and Pat Riley desperately looking for players to upgrade the current roster, LeBron staying with the Heat seems to be a very likely scenario. It could be argued that there simply isn’t a better situation for LeBron outside of Miami, but the league’s best player is taking his time and exploring all options.
Bosh returning to Miami in the event that LeBron re-signs with the team makes sense. Although Bosh is looking for a max contract, much like LeBron, it seems clear that the veteran forward is more interested in winning at this point in his career.
Winning two titles and going to the NBA Finals in all four years with the Heat, Bosh wanting to stay in Miami isn’t all that surprising. The versatile forward may not get paid what he believes he’s worth, but potentially being the favorite in the Eastern Conference every single year is something that many players would find hard to give up.
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