Chris Bosh

Despite the Houston Rockets clearing out cap space by trading Jeremy Lin, All-Star center Chris Bosh has decided to stay in South Beach following LeBron James’ decision to leave for Cleveland

According to ESPN.com, the 30-year-old has agreed to a five-year, $118 million contract with the Heat.

With Bosh locked up, Miami will now shift their focus to Dwyane Wade to keep the star guard with the only team he’s ever known.

Chris Bosh opted out of the final two years of his previous deal with the Heat last month, worth $42 million. At the time, he and Wade planned to see what James decided before making his choice. On Friday (July 11), James made the announcement that he was “going home”, choosing to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Following James’ decision, Bosh made his.

The Rockets believed they were close to finalizing a deal for Bosh, reports ESPN.com, offering a maximum four-year, $88 million deal. Houston cleared out cap space by trading guard Jeremy Lin and a future first-round pick to the Lakers on Friday as well.