LeBron James Will Sign With Miami Heat

(AP) - LeBron James wanted to play with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. The
only place that could happen was Miami.

 Get ready, NBA: A superstar trio is born.

Ending weeks of silence and drama, the two-time MVP said on his
ESPN special from Greenwich, Conn. on Thursday night that he's
decided to join the Miami Heat and leave the Cleveland Cavaliers
after an unsuccessful seven-year quest for the championship he

"The best opportunity to win and to win now and to win in the
future also," James said. "Winning is a huge thing for me."

 It's a huge victory for the Heat, who got commitments from Wade
and Bosh on Wednesday. That duo, along with James, formed the upper
echelon of the most-celebrated free-agent period in league history.

Heat president Pat Riley landed them all, a three-pack of stars
to help shape his quest for a dynasty in Miami.

And for Cleveland, a city scorned for generations by some of
sports' biggest letdowns, James' long-awaited words represented a
defeat perhaps unlike any other.

James is gone. Home sweet home no more.

He said he made the decision Thursday morning and knows it won't
go over well in Ohio.

"They can have mixed emotions, of course," James said, adding
that Akron will "always be home for me."

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