With the LeBron James announcement scheduled for 9 p.m. tomorrow, there is one big question that needs to be asked.
The question that needs to be asked is "Does LeBron think he is bigger than the game itself?"
I understand that he is the big star in the free agent market and that for a city like Cleveland, everything, including the economy, is at stake.
But seriously, you're holding your announcement during prime time on ESPN and it is going to take an hour? Top football recruits only get, like, five minutes to pick up a hat, and that is on ESPNEWS.
No other free agent has ever done this. Look back at some of the past big free agents in all sports and none have done that. Alex Rodriguez was maybe the closest, and it was not even his choice.
Alex Rodriguez actually told Scott Boras to take a hike after Boras announced that A-Rod was opting out of the last year of his contract during the World Series. A-Rod, knowing that is not how the Yankees like things handled, told Boras to leave and negotiated his contract with the Yankees alone.
Even if this is not LeBron's idea and it is his camp of advisers, maybe he should do what A-Rod did and tell them to take a hike.
While some people will view this a great day and good TV, I don't. I view it as a way that an athlete, who has no championships, tries to put himself above the game.
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