Money isn't the only factor playing a part in LeBron James' big decision. Chefs and restaurants from several cities are promising the NBA star free food and drink in the hopes that they can lure him to join their home-team. True, the last thing the highly paid player needs at this point is freebies; still, some of these offers are too good to pass up.
If LeBron stays in Cleveland, an Ohio brewery and restaurant called Chardon BrewWorks & Eatery has pledged to give him free beer for life. Additionally, Iron Chef Michael Symon has offered to come over to his house and cook him and his friends dinner once a month.
If he signs with the Chicago Bulls (yay Chicago!), a whole slew of top-notch chefs have offered to cook for him. Graham Elliot Bowles -- chef at Graham Elliot and Top Chef Masters contestant -- has offered to cook him a monthly family-style dinner for him and nine of his guests. As a fellow Chicagoan, believe me when I say this is truly an amazing offer.
New York's chefs are getting in the game, too. The most notable is probably Mario Batali, who promised a homemade feast for 20 every two weeks (why can't I be a free agent?). Plus, a Mister Softee Truck will re-brand itself in the player's name.
And, in Miami, the food offers are no less exciting -- with Hedy Goldsmith of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink promising to "make his weight in my house-made twinkies." Twinkies!
Which of these food offers sound the best? Should LeBron make his decision based on food?
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