LeBron James has made no public pronouncements about his future, but it’s safe to assume that he will stay with the Miami Heat next season, according to Sean Deveney of the Sporting News:
With the way the Heat played against San Antonio, the fear in Miami has been that James would bolt this summer, looking for a situation with younger stars and a deeper roster. But a source close to the situation said that, while no final decisions have been made, James “is very likely” to stay in Miami.
The source indicated that James remembers all too well the way he was pilloried for leaving Cleveland four years ago, and that he has worked hard to rebuild his public perception. He feels the team can still win in Miami, and bolting while the team is still of championship caliber will undo the remaking of his image.