NBA awaits LeBron James decision
Thursday 08 July 2010
The most high profile free agent in sports history, LeBron James, is set to announce on Thursday where he will be playing next season.
The decision of the NBA star, who has won the league’s last two Most Valuable Player awards, will reportedly be aired live on ESPN in America and the UK at 2am on Thursday evening/Friday morning.
Questions marks surrounding the future of the 6ft 8in small forward began two years ago as teams started clearing cap room to prepare themselves for a 2010 move for the high-flying 25-year-old.
James has played the first seven years of his NBA career for the Cleveland Cavaliers who are one of the clubs jostling for his signature. Other franchises to have pitched to the man nicknamed ‘The King’ include the New Jersey Nets, the New York Knicks, the Miami Heat, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Chicago Bulls.
The news of James’ plan to announce his decision on Thursday came hours before news broke that fellow All Stars and US Olympic teammates Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh look set to sign with the Miami Heat.
Wade, the league’s fifth leading scorer, has played for Miami for the last seven seasons but like James was an unrestricted free agent this summer. Chris Bosh was drafted in 2003 and the super-skilled power forward has played for the Toronto Raptors since then.
Latest in Sport
Phil Neville and his fellow Match of the Day pundits given warning by the BBC after 'smash them' comment
Manchester United transfer news and rumours: David De Gea could leave for FREE; £38m for Marquinhos; £37m bid for Mats Hummels;
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United to make £37m Mats Hummels bid; Inter plan Yaya Toure move; Shola Ameobi joins Crystal Palace
Liverpool transfer news and rumours: Mario Balotelli's agent speaks as Brendan Rodgers swoops for German duo
Andy Murray vs Tomas Berdych - LIVE! Australian Open semi-final latest as Murray wins after losing first set
- 3 Russian girl takes her own life after parents find pornography on her computer
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
£40000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A reputable organisation within the leisure i...
£90 - £140 per day: Tradewind Recruitment: I am currently working in partnersh...
£96000 - £200000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Looking for a better earning p...
£32000 - £36000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A rapidly expanding company in ...