LeBron James is opting out of his contract. What does that mean?

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Why is everyone on my Twitter feed shouting about LeBron James?

On Tuesday morning, USA TODAY Sports confirmed the news that LeBron James’ agent informed the Miami Heat he will be opting out of his contract. This will make him an unrestricted free agent beginning July 1, meaning he has two options available to him: He can sign with a different team or sign with the Heat again. This automatically began fans lobbying for King James to come to their team.

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Does this mean that there’s going to be another ESPN special?

Most likely not. James has said that he regretted “The Decision”, despite its ratings and the money it raised for charity. “If I could look back on it I would probably change a lot of it. The fact of having a whole TV special, and people getting the opportunity to…

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