In 2010, the three players met and plotted to come together in Miami. This week, James declared through representatives, that he will opt out of his contract, which would have paid him $42 million over the last two years, to become a free agent. Bosh and Wade have until June 30 to decide if they will take the same route.
The trio of teammates met at a South Beach restaurant, according to the Miami Herald.
In 2006, James, Wade and Bosh consulted each other before signing matching three-year contract extensions that made them all free agents in 2010. That year, they all signed deals that gave them matching opt-out clauses for this week.
Meanwhile, Carmelo Anthony, who opted out of his New York Knicks contract, plans to meet with the Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets once teams are allowed to meet with free agents on July 1, according to league sources.
The meetings have not been set up because the teams are not yet allowed to contact free agents. But Anthony has decided he will give those three teams a chance to recruit him when they are able to. Anthony’s camp informed the Knicks of his decision to visit the three teams.
Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers indicated he would contact Anthony about joining the Lakers, and James will consult with Anthony about perhaps joining a team together.