Published: Jul 09, 2010 12:44 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 09, 2010 9:44 AM EDT

MIAMI, Fla - The Miami Hea'ts newest player is in South Florida this morning.  Saying "winning is a huge thing for me," NBA

prized free agent LeBron James is taking his superstar talents to

South Beach where he is joining Dwyane (dwayn) Wade and Chris Bosh

on a suddenly transformed Miami Heat team.

Ending weeks of suspense, the two-time MVP said on his ESPN

special from Greenwich, Conn. that he decided to join the Heat and

leave the Cleveland Cavaliers because the Heat gives him "the best

opportunity to win and to win now and to win in the future also."

It's a huge victory for the Heat, who got commitments from Wade

and Bosh on Wednesday. That duo, along with James, immediately

moves the Heat into the upper echelon of the NBA, at least on


Besides Cleveland, the other losers in the James Sweepstakes

were the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, New Jersey Nets and L.A.