LeBron James' free agency gets stirred up over wife's Instagram

By Zach Harper | NBA writer

Miami Heat star LeBron James can opt out of his contract this summer to become an unrestricted free agent. And while many people assume he's going to re-sign with the Heat and help set the organization up to be even better than they previously were, the sour taste of the 2014 NBA Finals is causing a little hesitation when the question of what LeBron does this summer comes up. In a likely innocuous post on Instagram, LeBron's wife Savannah James added a little fuel to that fire.

She posted a picture of Akron, Ohio on a map, causing people to freak out about the idea that James could be planning a reunion with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs are presumed to be making a push toward bringing back LeBron and combining him with a budding star in Kyrie Irving and the number one pick in a star-studded draft. The caption on Savannah's photo was "Home sweet home!! The countdown is real! #330", which is an homage to her hometown and where she and LeBron met as high schoolers.

In this age of social media, interpreting clues about free agency has turned into a game of "Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?" Instagram photos, which team's hat a player puts on, and vacation destinations are all identified as assumed coy attempts by athletes to show their hand on the decision making process.

Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reports the post by LeBron's wife is simply about their family's summer plans and not a clue as to what James may decide in free agency. This comes after a report about the family enrolling the James kids in Ohio school for the fall was debunked by representatives of the family.

LeBron has until June 30 to opt out of his deal with the Heat. Until he signs his next contract, we'll be on the lookout with our metal detector to find the secret chest he's buried, which has his plans for next season tucked away.

 
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