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: July 08, 2010, 03:27:24 PM


   
 
The Bath Township Police Department has extra squad cars ready to patrol in the neighborhood of LeBron James on Thursday night.

"Whether we get loads of happy fans or unhappy fans showing up outside his home, we will be prepared to keep the traffic moving," chief Michael McNeeley said. It's looking more and more like LeBron is off to Miami, meaning those police officers may have some real work on their hands tonight.


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#1 : June 27, 2010, 03:48:41 PM

Report: LeBron leaning toward Bulls
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An NBA executive says the Chicago Bulls have emerged as a favorite in the free agency sweepstakes for LeBron James, along with Chris Bosh, The New York Times reported on Sunday.

The executive said he had gleaned from his discussions with other league executives that James is leaning toward joining the Bulls, along with Bosh, his teammate on the United States' gold medal-winning 2008 Olympic team. The Times reported the executive did not want to be named because he was discussing a player who was not yet a free agent.

"I think it's a done deal," the executive said, according to the report.

James' friend and business partner Maverick Carter told ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard that James will have would-be suitors visit him in his native Ohio, rather than embark upon a barnstorming tour of cities hoping to land the two-time MVP. Free agency officially starts at 12:01 a.m. ET on Thursday.


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"LeBron is not going on a tour," Carter said. "He never planned to go on a tour and has not been a part of any team's plans for a recruiting trip."

Teams including the New York Knicks, New Jersey Nets, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Clippers are in the hunt for James, along with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the only team he has played for in his seven-year NBA career. Fans in Cleveland and cities hoping to woo James have already made high-profile pushes for his services.

But the NBA executive said he believed James would meet with those teams as a courtesy, out of consideration for the overtures and personnel moves they have made to clear salary cap in hopes of signing James, The Times reported.

Sources said various teams were made aware of James' anti-tour stance Wednesday. The Knicks -- who, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, were planning a spectacular, celebrity-laden dinner cooked by a world-renowned chef for James on July 1 -- quickly canceled it and began drafting an alternate plan, according to two sources.

While several teams had hoped to sell James on the non-basketball advantages of their cities, it's believed that James wants to keep the focus on basketball. The executive quoted by the Times also said that James wanted to keep the focus on the game.

"He is going to make a basketball decision, so all that is unnecessary," the executive said, according to The Times. "He just saved a lot of people a lot of money."

Information from ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard was used in this report.




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#2 : June 27, 2010, 04:13:57 PM

I still don't think Lebron's ego would allow him to play in such a city who was graced by MJ all those years. He won't wanna follow in his foot steps

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#3 : June 27, 2010, 08:04:35 PM

LeBron has great respect for Michael.... even to the point of no longer wearing #23. Not that i pretend to know anything, but I don't see it as a problem.

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 I thought Lovie said he wanted quickness & speed, even at the QB position?

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#4 : June 27, 2010, 09:11:05 PM

hes closer to Tracy McGrady then Jordan or Kobe


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#5 : June 27, 2010, 11:30:41 PM

Lebron couldn't hold Kobe or Jordan's jockstrap.

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#6 : June 28, 2010, 02:35:45 AM

very happy to read this....


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#7 : June 29, 2010, 03:12:04 AM

hes closer to Tracy McGrady then Jordan or Kobe
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I just can't see my boy Tebow playing in any other jersey except the ol' Bucs.  If someone else ends up stealing him from us I will have a hard time staying a hardcore Bucs fan for life. 



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#8 : June 29, 2010, 03:33:31 AM

In other Miami has now the favorite to land LBJ and the mavs who have no cap space at all have emerge as a dark horse

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#9 : June 30, 2010, 08:21:23 PM

Who would they pair with James? Bosh or possibly even Dirk?

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#10 : June 30, 2010, 08:41:45 PM

Who would they pair with James? Bosh or possibly even Dirk?

The Bulls?  I don't know that they would care.  They be pretty damn good with just Rose and James.  Anybody else is icing.


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#11 : June 30, 2010, 08:44:53 PM

Who would they pair with James? Bosh or possibly even Dirk?

The Bulls?  I don't know that they would care.  They be pretty damn good with just Rose and James.  Anybody else is icing.

I think the Bulls are the one team that doesn't need to sign two of the top free agents. They did pretty well enough to make the playoffs with their young team and James will only make them better.

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#12 : June 30, 2010, 08:45:36 PM

They would challenge the wins record by adding Lebron and Bosh. Championship isn't even a question. Just a matter of how many and how badly they demolish teams.

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#13 : June 30, 2010, 08:46:54 PM

They would challenge the wins record by adding Lebron and Bosh. Championship isn't even a question. Just a matter of how many and how badly they demolish teams.


Agreed. If they add Bosh along with James, it would be unfair.

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#14 : June 30, 2010, 08:53:20 PM

And if you think that's unfair, read this...

per rotoworld

With a report earlier in the day of how LeBron James and Ray Allen could end up in Cleveland together, it's now being rumored that LeBron has spoken to Allen about playing for less money in Miami.
LeBron is said to be referring to him, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh as 'Dream Team,' and supposedly has already asked Ray-Ray to join the three of them in Miami. Again, most of this is coming from unnamed sources, but it is starting to feel like Bron, Wade and Bosh all have a plan in place to play together, and if they can get Allen to join the mix, they are going to be very tough to beat.
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