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LeBron uses Twitter to recruit Steve Nash, Jamal Crawford

Savvy move on Thursday by LeBron James, who used his Twitter account to jokingly? recruit Jamal Crawford and Steve Nash to the Heat. The NBA's tampering rules do not apply during the current NBA lockout, so players can do pretty much whatever the heck they want.

LeBron first sent Crawford this message: "Would love to see @JCrossover in a Heat uni! What u guys say?"

Nashnose(2)LeBron then sent this message to Steve Nash: "Maybe @SteveNash in a Heat uni. So we can help each other get our first ring."

Crawford will be a free agent when the lockout ends but he's likely too expensive for the Heat. Nash is under contract this season for about $11.7 million. It's the final year of Nash's contract, so he could bought out. Um, yeah ...

The Heat has a qualifying offer of $1.09 million on current guard Mario Chalmers once the lockout ends, which, hopefully, will be very soon. Chalmers likely improved his value on the open market during last season's playoffs.

-joe

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