Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Chris Bosh apparently did have that free-agent summit this past weekend in Miami, according to ESPN.com. The Yalta Conference of the NBA, if you will, apparently discussed the possibility of all three teaming up on the Heat roster.
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
That's assuming the meeting actually happened. The Miami Herald reached out to two representatives for Wade, and they told the paper that Wade was in Chicago all weekend and the summit never happened.
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