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LeBron James to opt out, test free agency again

Let The Decision: Part 2 begin.

Miami Heat star LeBron James will exercise the opt-out clause in his contract to become a free agent this offseason, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard. James had two years remaining on his deal, and was in line to make $20 million next season.

The decision sets up another whirlwind offseason in which virtually every team will vie to land the four-time league MVP. And it ensures a long summer of endless, breathless speculation about which team is the most attractive suitor at the given millisecond.

Though it's anyone's guess where James will wind up, one thing is for certain: He won't hold another tone deaf press conference or ridiculous rollout ceremony once he's made up his mind this time.