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Report: Heat trying to convince Cavaliers to do sign-and-trade for LeBron

Jul 9, 2010, 2:56 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for James_numberone.pngThings that are never going to happen: Dane Cook winning and Oscar for his acting; Jerry Buss selling the Lakers to Donald Sterling; Britney Spears recording a song I tolerate…

And Cleveland agreeing to a sign and trade for LeBron James.

But the Heat are asking.

That according to the guy with the sources in Cleveland, Brian Windhorst. He said the Heat are asking Cleveland about it, with the realization that it won’t happen. They are more likely to get a 12-page email from the owner.

The Heat and Toronto have reached the framework of a sign-and-trade, which would allow Chris Bosh to earn the home-team maximum of six years, $127 million. If he got that Dwyane Wade and LeBron James would have to take even less than the roughly $15 million they are looking at now. However, those two make far more on endorsements than Bosh, so maybe they consider it.

LeBron will not have that option.

  1. this guy - Jul 9, 2010 at 3:21 PM

    After everything that has already happened, you are still doubting Riley??

  2. Big B - Jul 9, 2010 at 3:24 PM

    Nothing like taking a team’s star player and then asking them to take your trash.

  3. john j pileggi - Jul 9, 2010 at 3:51 PM

    After his letter to Cleveland fans, it would be difficult to imagine.

  4. Kako - Jul 9, 2010 at 3:57 PM

    Labust must want to be the most hated sports figure ever I guess.

  5. jbw - Jul 9, 2010 at 4:02 PM

    Trade what exactly? If they do a deal with Toronto (for what also). What do they have they can send to Cleveland, the waterboy, some cuban sandwiches by Fedex ???

  6. James - Jul 9, 2010 at 4:24 PM

    LeQuitter will not be a part of a sign and trade with the Cavaliers… Too funny that they asked.
    Lebron Pippen… way to go, “King.”

  7. NYguy - Jul 9, 2010 at 4:25 PM

    Poor Cleveland fans are suffering from LeBronchitis. A strong antibiotic or drinking beer for ten days should make them good as new.

  8. Agent86 - Jul 9, 2010 at 10:25 PM

    A sign-and-trade would make a lot of sense for Cleveland, since they really could use the trade exception and the flexibility it would create. But it looks like emotions are runnning way too high in the Cavs’ camp to look at the long view.

  9. Sluggh - Jul 9, 2010 at 10:50 PM

    Two first-rounders, two second-rounders. $15 million trade exception.

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