Does LeBron James Think He Is Bigger Than the NBA?

C. J. KrasykCorrespondent IJuly 7, 2010

BOSTON - MAY 13:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers stands by in the fourth quarter against 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. The Celtics defeated the Cavaliers 94-85.  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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With the LeBron James announcement scheduled for 9 p.m. tomorrow, there is one big question that needs to be asked.

No, it is not, "Where is he going?" That is pure speculation, and the top three are Chicago, New York, and Cleveland. Personally, I think all of those teams have a chance.

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.