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|Stern Says Miami's "Big 3" Acted Within Rights
|(AP) -- NBA commissioner David Stern says LeBron James was "entitled" to decide to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat.
Speaking from Las Vegas, where the league's owners were meeting Monday during summer league, Stern said he would have advised James to tell the Cavaliers ahead of time of the decision and he would have advised against making the announcement a made-for-TV event.
The advice James received "was poor," Stern said, calling it "ill-conceived."
James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all decided last week to play together in Miami, working out six-year deals after talking with each other at times throughout the free-agent process. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said Sunday he wanted the NBA to examine how all three joined the same team.
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