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In the time between the completion of the Eastern Conference Finals and the beginning of the NBA Finals, LeBron James found his way to Miami to visit a pair of old friends in Miami.
According to Udonis Haslem, James went to South Beach to visit him and another former teammate, Dwyane Wade.
Haslem says the trio of former Heat teammates did not talk about James’ future, according to the Palm Beach Post.
“Right before they started the Finals against Golden State, I spent some time with Bron,” Haslem said to reporters during a visit to the Heat’s youth summer camp at South Broward High. “He was in Miami. Me, him and Dwyane got together and we spent some time together and we just chopped it up and we just talked.”
James and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Boston in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals on May 27 at TD Garden. They tipped off the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors on May 31 at Oracle Arena.
And while James’ future was not discussed, if the three-time NBA champion and four-time Most Valuable Player is kicking around a return to Miami, Haslem is more than willing to do his part.
“There are great pieces here and we all know the city loves him and we all know what he’s capable of doing,” Haslem said. “I’m sure the organization and I would love to have him. But as a friend, once again, I support LeBron with whatever decision he makes. So we’ll see.
“Am I going to be a part of the recruiting process? Hell yeah. If he reaches out and we talk, I’m going to throw it out there. But you just never know.”
If James declines his $35.6 player option with the Cavaliers, which he must do by June 29, he will become an unrestricted free agent for the third time in his career July 1.