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James says ‘I can’t’ imagine leaving Miami

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LeBron James said in an interview on NBA TV that “at this point” he cannot imagine leaving the Miami Heat after this season when he can choose to become a free agent by exercising an option in his contract.

“At this point, I can’t,” James said in the NBA TV interview on Monday night. “We don’t know what can happen from now to July, so what I’ve been able to do this whole season to this point is just worry about what’s at hand and that’s winning another championship.

“And hopefully at the end of this year I can put myself in a position where I can hold that Larry O’Brien Trophy up once again and then I will assess what I have to do with my future after that.”

James can opt out of his deal after this season he signed in February of 2010, after next season or become a free agent in 2016.

James left the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 2010 announcement on national television — setting off a firestorm of controversy — to form the Big 3 in Miami along with Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh, who both can also opt out after this season to look for new deals.