Originally posted on TornBySports  |  Last updated 7/12/13
There is nothing I love more during the dead season in sports than premature sports chatter. The talks surrounding the next destination spot for LeBron James have already taken flight and with only a year to go until that talk takes form I would like to shed light on two of them that aren’t the Miami Heat. Why won’t the Heat be on LeBron’s radar next summer? It comes down to the simple matter of age and injury. Pat Riley brought together an instant championship roster with the addition of the Big Three and since then has acquired bits and pieces of offense, defense, and experience to compliment what the stars on this team do best. Ray Allen, Mike Miller, Chris “Birdman” Anderson, Shane Battier, Rashard Lewis, and Juwan Howard (age 40) are all well over 30 years of age and it will only be a matter of time before their clocks expire. In addition to the fact that Dwayne Wade’s body is deteriorating, it would be naïve to think that LeBron isn’t even slightly contemplating an exit strate...
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