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ESPN: LeBron will announce decision Thursday

Posted on: July 6, 2010 10:22 pm
Edited on: July 6, 2010 11:02 pm
 
Per independent sources, ESPN's Chris Broussard reports that LeBron James will be announcing his free agency decision live on ESPN Thursday at 9 p.m. ET.

That's right, NBA free agency has officially jumped the shark. Hopefully to complete the effect, LeBron will lay out four hats, start to pick up the Chicago one in the middle, only to have a Cleveland cap underneath. Then he'll proudly put it on, hug his mother and this whole "recruitment" will have gone full circle.

But as high school-ish as this all sounds, what's cool is that LeBron's people reportedly requested the option to sell sponsorship for the one-hour special, with proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Club of America. I can dig that. As childish and self-centered this whole free agency thing can be, that's a pretty selfless, quality gesture. And good PR as well, mind you.

Obviously everyone is probably thinking what I'm thinking right now: So does ESPN already know? According to the report, no they do not. And supposedly won't until LeBron announces it live on TV.

Brian Windhorst also tossed out that ESPN was in talks with LeBron about filming his free agency "tour" but those talks ended after the Cavs bowed out in the playoffs to the Celtics. So LeBron was already planning out this televised special while he was playing in some of the most important games of his life? I think you can draw your own conclusions there.

So I guess we can all stop worrying about this Thursday night. Until then, speculate like you've never speculated before. Because even as draining and mind-numbing as this is, it's kind of fun, isn't it?

-Royce Young


Comments

Since: Jul 7, 2010
Posted on: July 7, 2010 9:12 am
 

ESPN: LeBron will announce decision Thursday

Royce,

This is awesome congratulations. When i show your tweets to my friends while we are watching the games we always say its like your in the room with us. your a great writer and we all wish you the best from the 405.





Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2010 11:06 pm
 

ESPN: LeBron will announce decision Thursday

chefsalad, I'll have to disagree: Favre has nothin on Lebron when it comes to drama queenin. Lebron might let him be his warm-up act. Geeeez.....



Since: Jun 15, 2008
Posted on: July 6, 2010 11:05 pm
 

ESPN: LeBron will announce decision Thursday

This is why lebron will never win. He is a selfish and there is no room for that in a team sport. And he tries to ease the effect of his ego with all proceeds going to the boys and girls club. Heres an idea...write a check from the 20 something million you will make this season. Oh by the way, keep Delonte West away from your mom you chump!!



Since: Jul 6, 2010
Posted on: July 6, 2010 11:05 pm
 

ESPN: LeBron will announce decision Thursday

So true. A little too much drama. This isn't exclusive to ESPN is it? Wow. Anyway, I kind've hope he stays at home but it's anybody's guess at this point.

Maybe Favre will announce that he is considering to open to the possibility of making a decision before August to upstage LeBron. lol.



Since: May 14, 2010
Posted on: July 6, 2010 11:04 pm
 

ESPN: LeBron will announce decision Thursday

LeBron is a joke. This jerk has no class and is a little kid. To add the sponsorship angle is an insult to all of our intellegence. He is all about him. I hope he pisses off Cleveland enough to sign him and then trade him to our Timberwolves so he can rot in the lottery.



Since: Jul 6, 2010
Posted on: July 6, 2010 11:03 pm
 

ESPN: LeBron will announce decision Thursday

So true. A little too much drama. This isn't exclusive to ESPN is it? Wow. Anyway, I kind've hope he stays at home but it's anybody's guess at this point.

Maybe Favre will announce that he is considering to open to the possibility of making a decision before August to upstage LeBron. lol.



Since: Feb 2, 2007
Posted on: July 6, 2010 11:00 pm
 

ESPN: LeBron will announce decision Thursday

I came here ready to bash this and laugh myself to sleep the whole idea of this.

But if all the proceeds are going to charity or something, im ok with it.



Since: Jan 12, 2007
Posted on: July 6, 2010 10:59 pm
 

ESPN: LeBron will announce decision Thursday

hehe.............oops.

Thursday, 9ish.



Since: Jan 12, 2007
Posted on: July 6, 2010 10:58 pm
 

ESPN: LeBron will announce decision Thursday

As a Cavs fan, I've had just about enough.  I've continually defended LeBron on these message boards, supporting the concept that it was the media, and not our (since the season ended) silent superstar, that was perpetuating this massive "ego-stroke" (it was).  But, now a scheduled press conference to announce your decision??  I don't know what to think.........mainly because..........I am from, and live in Akron.  I've been force-fed LeBron since St. V's.  I'm now beginning to see how fans of other teams, specifically rivals, can despise LeBron.  Perhaps not the man, or the player, but certainly the image.

On the other hand.................

............I'm busy tomorrow night around 9.



Since: Mar 23, 2008
Posted on: July 6, 2010 10:54 pm
 

ESPN: LeBron will announce decision Thursday

He needs time to setup some help in his home state.  I bet he signs with the cavs and has someone else huge with him in a joint announcement.



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