LeBron James hasn't said a word about what NBA team he'll sign with today -- he's waiting until tonight to make his announcement.
But after politicians in some of the nation's biggest cities made asses of themselves laying out the red carpet for a star who doesn't even have a championship ring on his finger, fingers are pointing toward the Big Apple today.
At least they are if you take any stock in the stock market (does anyone anymore?). Shares of the New York Knicks' home court, Madison Square Garden, are trading high just based on pure speculation that King James will come to New York.
Then again, the people of Chicago woke up this morning to news that James is definitely, maybe, well, probably coming to the Windy City. The signing of Carlos Boozer -- James' old pal from Cleveland -- by the Chicago Bulls is being heralded as a sign, least not because they didn't max out their salary cap ... leaving room for a mega deal befitting the hot superstar.
And we can't discount Cleveland keeping their king -- and their championship hopes -- with a mega paycheck of at least $125 million ... or the Miami Heat handing him HIS best hopes for a ring with a sweet spot between Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
The list goes on -- New Jersey Nets, the Los Angeles Clippers, everyone wanting a piece of a free agent who, frankly, is still just a guy without a championship ring on his overhyped (not to mention freakishly large) finger.
Yes, LeBron was the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2003–04, NBA Most Valuable Player in 2008–09 and 2009–10, and he has been both All-NBA and an All-Star every season since 2005.
But truly the best game he's ever played might be this one -- making an entire country go bananas when he starts a Twitter account and creating an entire ESPN special around his "announcement" about his future.
Wherever he goes will be decided tonight at 9 p.m. EST during an ESPN special; do you even care?
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