(MIAMI) — As the Miami Heat gear up to try and win their second straight NBA title, team president Pat Riley is already thinking about the future, specifically the future of the team’s “Big Three.”
Riley has let be known that he is already hard at work trying to keep together Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh. The trio can all opt out of their contracts following the 2013-2014 season. Despite the financial challenge of keeping the All-Stars together, Riley is confident it can be done.
“It’s doable in this tax economy, but I’ll leave that up to [Heat owner] Micky [Arison],” Riley said. “That will all be tackled after the season, but it is doable.”
“I would love to see all of (the current Heat players) end their careers here at the same time and hang their numbers, all of the players become godfathers to each other’s children and have one big, happy barbecue in the backyard somewhere. I would love to see that. But I don’t know if that’s reality in today’s game.”
Not only are the contract of Bosh, Wade, and James up after next season. Head coach Erik Spoelstra has one year remaining on his deal as well.
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Jill Martin, CNN
Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire