By TIM REYNOLDS, Associated Press
MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James says he is not thinking about the possibility of becoming a free agent in 2014 yet, though he does think that the opportunity to compete for several more championships with the Miami Heat is "the ultimate."
James can opt out of his contract next summer, as can Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. There's still a second straight NBA title to defend this coming season, along with a chance at making the Heat just the fourth franchise to win three consecutive championships. He also has a wedding looming this summer to his longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson.
Asked Tuesday about continuing to play with Wade and Bosh for years to come, James says "that's the goal. That's the ultimate finish. And we all hope that can happen."
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