Here’s the official statement from LeBron James as he picks the Miami Heat:
Next year, I will be playing for The Miami Heat. I would like to thank all of my fans for supporting me and I am looking forward to seeing you guys next season as I chase the NBA Championship.
LeBron James wanted to play with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. The only place that could happen was Miami. 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 covets. “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.”