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After being one of the best players in the league for his entire seven year career, LeBron James will officially be a free agent in two days. Of the possible teams he may play for next year, it seems to be narrowed down to a select few. I’ll break down the teams he could sign with and the pros and cons that come with each situation.

Be sure to comment on where you think he will play next year.

Cleveland Cavaliers.
Pros:
-He has lived in Ohio his whole life and the fans adore him.
-The Cavs drafted him and he has team mates he likes.
-The Cavs have made decent Playoff runs in LeBron’s career.

Cons:
-He has lived in Ohio his whole life.
-The Cavs may not bring in enough talent to win titles.
-Cleveland isn’t exactly the Sports Mecca.

Chicago Bulls.
Pros:
-The Bulls have a great history in which LeBron is fond of.
-The Bulls have some great young pieces LeBron could win with.
-Chicago would provide him with big marketing opportunities.

Cons:
-He may live in the shadow of Michael Jordan if he doesn’t win titles.
-The unknown of if LeBron and the Bull’s new coach would mesh.
-Cold Chicago Weather.

Miami Heat.
Pros:
-Could potentially play with Wade and Bosh making them an instant favorite to win the title.
-No income tax in Florida and Miami weather is amazing.
-Strong organization with Pat Riley in charge.

Cons:
-Would he and Wade be able to co-exist?
-Not as many marketing opportunities as NY and Chi Town.
-Possible Distractions.

New Jersey Nets.
Pros:
-New Billionaire owner.
-Jay-Z’s involvement.
-Big marketing opportunities in NY area.

Cons:
-Losing organization.
-Very little talent around LeBron.
-Nets are generally overshadowed by the Knicks.

New York Knicks.
Pros:
-New York is considered the Basketball Mecca.
-Playing on the big stage, Madison Square Garden in front of great fans.
-Huge marketing opportunities.

Cons:
-The Knicks have been terrible in recent years.
-May never live up to NY sports heroes.
-Big city, no privacy.

These seem to be the most talked about teams that sound like they have a chance at signing LeBron. Only time will tell where he’ll end up when the free agent period starts in a couple days…

Where do you see LeBron playing in 2010-2011?