According to the Washington Post, all three players signed 6 year contracts for less than the maximum money allowed by the salary cap to give the heat room to sign other free agents. Lebron
By Friday morning season ticket packages had sold out (hours after Lebron announced his decision to play for the Heat) and Miami fans snatched up 13,000 free tickets at the post signing celebration.
After getting a warm reception from Miami fans, Lebron voiced his opinion on what his former team’s owner had to say about him leaving Cleveland:
“I really don’t have a reaction to what Dan said. When things hit the fan, you see a guy’s true colors, and I understand that. I wish the organization the best of luck and I wish the fans the best of luck, because I still do love those fans. . . . Dan’s comments are not going to stop me and my family from sleeping at night. It just won’t do it.”
I understand now I made the right decision. And to hear my former owner’s comments, I also understand I made the right decision.”