According to ESPN LeBron James will decide his free agency future on National TV. He will announce his decision Thursday on ESPN during a 9pm ESPN Special. No one knows where the announcement will be held, which is important because that could tip James’ hand. But why make a decision so public? I could only come to one reason, humongous ego.
For LeBron’s sake I hope he announces his intent to stay in Cleveland. To make a spectacle of leaving a city that depends on you so much is bad karma. If you decide to move on that fine, but you have to do it the right way. To say James wouldn’t be welcome in the city of Cleveland is an understatement. He will be the most hated entertainer in the history of Cleveland, if he leaves in this fashion. If he does announce his intent to stay in Cleveland, the city will breathe a collective sigh of relief. However what about Miami, Chicago, and New York?
First off Miami won’t miss a beat. They’re happy to keep Dwayne Wade and acquire Chris Bosh. Most of Miami won’t even watch the special, because they have better things to do. The city will not find out were LeBron will play until sometime Saturday morning.
If LeBron passes on the Bulls, their fans will be disappointed… but I think the Statue in front of the United Center will help them get over it. If he decides to go to Chicago, the city will welcome him. There will be great anticipation for his first home game. The whole city will be talking. “What will LeBron do?” “How many points will he score” “This will be great!” Then on their way inside the United Center they’ll see the statue out front…
New York will be pissed if they miss out on LeBron. They were the prohivitive3 favorites to acquire his services for the last 2 years. However it was fumbled away by tanking regular season, bad draft picks, and the ghost of Isaiah. I’m not even going to entertain the idea of LeBron going to New York, because it isn’t going to happen. But hey New York Amare Stoudemire and a lack of defense will save the day.
Thursday July 8th, we will all be witnesses.
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