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5 Reasons Why LeBron James Should Not Re-Sign With Miami Heat

LeBron James: 5 Reasons Why He Should Not Re-Sign With Miami Heat

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With NBA free agency set to begin on Tuesday, there is plenty of speculation about where LeBron James is going to end up. The consensus at this point is that he will stay with the Miami Heat, but that may not be the best idea for James. Here are 5 reasons why LeBron should not re-sign with Miami.

5. Desire for a Shakeup

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5. Desire for a Shakeup

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LeBron has won two titles in Miami and played about five seasons' worth of games in the span of just four years. There isn't any more to accomplish in South Beach, and the promise of something new and fresh has to be pretty appealing.

4. Micky Arison

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4. Micky Arison

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There have been whispers suggesting that LeBron doesn't think that owner Micky Arison spends quite enough on the team. James joining Miami in 2010 and taking a discount while doing so has earned Arison untold millions; it's certainly fair of LeBron to expect some of those millions to be reinvested in the team itself. There are a number of NBA owners who would (unlike Arison) be willing to splurge on their rosters if they had James.

3. Pat Riley

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3. Pat Riley

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Pat Riley's words at a recent press conference were over the top, silly and somewhat hypocritical. He stressed that people can't just leave a situation simply because things don't look picture-perfect, ignoring that he did precisely that with the New York Knicks almost 20 years ago. Leaving Miami means leaving the evidently domineering and condescending Riley.

2. Weak Supporting Cast in Miami

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2. Weak Supporting Cast in Miami

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Dwyane Wade is nowhere near the player he used to be, and Chris Bosh has basically abandoned the paint in favor of the perimeter. LeBron is the only member of the "Big Three" still playing at a superstar level; given the lack of depth behind Wade and Bosh, his supporting cast with the Heat isn't all that much better than what he had with the Cleveland Cavaliers. In this respect, there are a slew of better options than Miami.

1. Greener Pastures

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1. Greener Pastures

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Several teams give James a better chance of winning another title than Miami does. The Houston Rockets, despite playing in the loaded Western Conference, would be essentially unstoppable with a trio of James Harden, Dwight Howard and LeBron. Alternatively, teaming up with Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah in the punchless Eastern Conference puts James in a much better position to win than he would be in Miami with Bosh and Wade.

Sean Sarcu is a Chicago Blackhawks writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.