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The summer of 2010 will see LeBron James sign with the New Jersey Nets

BOSTON - MAY 13:  LeBron James #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts to a call in the first half against of the Boston Celtics during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2010 NBA playoffs at TD Garden on May 13, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts.  NOTE TO USER: User Expressly Acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Ronald MonestimeCorrespondent IMay 13, 2010

In light of the elimination of the Cleveland Cavaliers by the Boston Celtics tonight, speculation will become even more rampant about where LeBron James will choose to call home this summer.  That being said, let's take a look back at my take on where James will sign when he becomes a free agent on July 1st.  Bear in mind that this article was written back in December of 2009 and I'll continue to stick to my guns on this one. Just remember that you heard it here first.


And why not? Despite all the maneuvering by team president Donnie Walsh to place the New York Knicks in the best position to sign arguably the most coveted free agent-to-be in NBA history, inking a deal with the New Jersey Nets would be the most attractive option for LeBron James if making the tri-state area his basketball home is under serious consideration.

According to an report, Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov’s Onexim Sports and Entertainment Holdings, Forest City Ratner Cos., which is led by Nets majority owner Bruce Ratner, and Nets Sports and Entertainment announced last week they completed their agreement to create a partnership that would own the NBA team and develop the Atlantic Yards project in New York City. The NBA Board of Governors is expected to rule on the sale and relocation by early next year.

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