AKRON, Ohio -- LeBron James can opt of his contract with the Miami Heat in July 2014. It will be yearlong story, and James said he understands that.
But the four-time NBA MVP and back-to-back champion isn't quite ready to go there yet.
"It's too early (to talk about)," James told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. "I will get to a point where I have to cross that, but I haven't really thought about it."
James, 28, averaged 26.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.3 assists in leading the Heat to a Finals victory over the San Antonio Spurs in seven games this past season.
His ability to opt out and become a free agent at the end of next season could become an even bigger story.
"I understand people are going to talk about it, especially who I am and being in the position that I'm in," James said.
"For me, I owe it to myself and I owe it to my teammates and the franchise to stay focused and understand what I'm there to do. I'm there to win a championship and not talk about free agency."