Chris Bosh, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat
Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and LeBron James will meet to discuss their collective future as the core of the Miami Heat.
Wade, in his 11th season with the franchise that drafted him in the first round, continues to be slowed by injuries but is owed $42 million for the next two seasons.
He said the Heat will focus on the task at hand – a bid to three-peat in what would be a fourth consecutive NBA Finals appearance – before sitting down as a trio to talk about what’s next.
James, who along with Bosh joined Miami in July 2010, did not receive a maximum contract but is in the running for his fifth Most Valuable Player award. He said there is an appeal to being a free agent.
The NBA acknowledged Wednesday that a goaltending call should have been made against Golden State Warriors center Jermaine O’Neal on a blocked shot against Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis on Tuesday night.
O’Neal’s block with 16 seconds left denied the Mavs a chance to take the lead near the end of overtime. Warriors guard Stephen Curry then hit a shot to give the Golden State a 122-120 win.
The loss could end up hurting the Mavericks’ playoff chances. They were in ninth place in the Western Conference, a half-game behind the Memphis Grizzlies and Phoenix Suns. A win would have elevated Dallas to the seventh spot.