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LeBron James puts final nail in his Miami Heat coffin

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LeBron James' decision to move to Cleveland Cavaliers this summer became the biggest topic of the NBA off-season, and King James' latest move has put the nail finally in his Miami Heat coffin.

Epic pad up for sale 

The four-time NBA MVP came to the understandably tough decision of selling his home in the last few months, and now finally his old sweet pad is on the market, for a staggering $17 million, according to Forbes.

"The King is selling his palace!Former Miami Heat dribbler Lebron James hightailed it back to his hometown of Cleveland this year, leaving his palatial mansionempty. Now, it’s on the market with a very regal price tag: $17 million!

"Overlooking the open bay in Coconut Grove, FL, the King’s palace is being marketed as “the most opulent estate in the Miami area.”"

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End of an impressive era

This provided the final goodbye of sorts for LeBron as he officially brings to an end his four year stay in Miami. James was incredibly successful during his time in Florida, with four NBA Finals appearances and two championships.

LeBron formed part of the 'big three' at the Heat, with both Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh contributing tremendously to the success that Miami had.

But LeBron chose to return home this summer and play for the team that drafted him, Cleveland Cavaliers, citing his desire to win a championship with his home team.

Though it will take time for the Cavs to replicate the sort of success the Heat had with LeBron, there are two factors that could see them challenge for honors during the upcoming season.

Cavs could be strong 

One of them is the talented point guard Kyrie Irving, who LeBron has said can become the number one point guard in the NBA during the next couple of seasons. And the other key factor in the Cavs rise will be Kevin Love. The former Minnesota Timberwolves baller came to the Cavs via a trade, and is predicted by many including LeBron to be the final piece in the jigsaw.

LeBron is now officially 'home' and his decision to sell his Miami home proves he is finally cutting all of his ties with Miami. Roll on Cleveland.

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