LeBron James and the ESPN Broadcast of Free Agent Indifference

Posted in Blogroll on July 7th, 2010 by Michael Tillery

Imagine being a 12 year old agonizing where your favorite player will land in the most unique free agency period of your lifetime…a fan of the free agent’s current team but excited nonetheless. You could care less of egos or media or fans of teams abhorring the decision process because ultimately where he plays puts him in direct competition with the team they so love.

Your and your friends debate his potential destination while on the court yourselves. Everyone wants to be 23 and calls out “LeBron!” when they take a shot, make a sickdiculous pass, snag a ferocious rebound or smack a weak attempt off glass.

Inside of an individual’s decision, your love of the rock is cemented and anticipation for the next season is heightened. Others who might not be a fan of the player secretly wish and hope he puts on their favorite team’s uniform during the selection show.

Proceeds of the one hour program will go to a charity benefiting children. What’s the problem?

*I added an addendum at the bottom of the piece on July 8th. It’s a conversation I had with LeBron last season.

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NBA Free Agency Picture Becomes Much Clearer…Well Except for LeBron That Is

Posted in Blogroll on July 7th, 2010 by Michael Tillery

As well all await for LeBron James to make an unprecedented decision on his team whereabouts for next season, three block buster free agent signings were reportedly made today.

No deal can officially be signed until the leagues lifts signing moratorium July 8th.

Midday, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade publicly announced on ESPN they have tentatively signed with the Miami Heat. There is a lot to work out in South Beach and if the Heat want to sign LeBron to accompany their talented duo, they must make a lot of moves.

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