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We may be nearing the finish line for LeBron James' second Decision, and if two NBA insiders are right, King James is going to shock a lot of people and return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Chris Sheridan of Sheridan Hoops (and formerly of ESPN and the AP) has a league source that says James has decided to sign with the Cavs and that the announcement will be made on James' website, LeBronJames.com.
Sheridan later doubled-down on his report saying the national media is being fed misinformation and that he stands by his source and story "100%."
Stephen A. Smith of ESPN was less emphatic but is hearing the same thing. "Based on what I am hearing," Smith told ESPN Radio. "LeBron goes to Cleveland, [Carmelo Anthony] goes to New York."
Even if these sources are just speculating and a final decision has not been reached, many signs are pointing to a James reunion in Cleveland.
James met with Heat president Pat Riley on Wednesday in Las Vegas and left the meeting without making a commitment to Miami, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
On the same day, the Cavs made a huge trade that freed up enough salary-cap room to sign James.
James also reportedly reached out to Mike Miller and one other free agent about joining forces if James decided to leave the Heat.
In addition, the Cavs are also pursuing a trade for Kevin Love and Wojnarowski says that will only happen if James signs with Cleveland. Ken Berger of CBS Sports adds that Love is also interested, but only if James would be his teammate.
Meanwhile, Chris Bosh has decided to sign with the Houston Rockets if LeBron does not re-sign with the Heat, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com.
This suggests that returning to the Heat is still possible but possibly unlikely.
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