Sources Tell ESPN: LeBron Leaning To Miami, Jermaine O'Neal To Boston

According to Chris Broussard, LeBron James is likely to announce Thursday night that he will join his pals Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami. Broussard does add a warning that the decision may not be final.

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With such strong sentiment around him to not go to Miami, it's possible James could alter his decision.

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James' family and friends are divided over his decision to play in Miami, according to sources.

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If James does stick with this decision, the Mavericks could benefit, as Miami has been Brendan Haywood's most visible suitor. While Haywood is the top center target for Dallas, reports have been that their ideal scenario would be to combine him with Jermaine O'Neal. That apparently won't happen.

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Haywood remains in play, but O'Neal, an unrestricted free agent who played last season for the massively re-tooling Miami Heat, will likely choose to join the Boston Celtics after also considering Dallas and the Denver Nuggets, a league source said late Wednesday night.

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One plus for the Mavericks so far, the two big names to change conferences have been Amar'e Stoudemire and Carlos Boozer, both moving from West playoff teams to the East.

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