LeBron James Update – VP Biden Says “Lebron James Will Stay in Cleveland”
(From NY Times) – Vice President Biden told a Cleveland audience Wednesday that NBA superstar LeBron James would remain with the hometown Cavaliers. The comment came at a fundraiser the vice president attended on behalf of Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, who is running for the open U.S. Senate seat in Ohio.
“LeBron James is coming back, and Lee is going to Washington,” he said, according to a pool report from the event.
James, a native of nearby Akron, Ohio, is testing the free-agent waters this off-season and fielding offers from several teams, including the Miami Heat, the New York Knicks and President Obama’s favored Chicago Bulls. But even the president, perhaps with an eye on the Buckeye State’s critical electoral votes, said in an interview that he’d like to see James remain with the Cavs.
“He’s from Ohio. That’s a town that has had some tough times. For him to say, I’m going to make a commitment to this city, you know, I think would be a wonderful thing,” he told Larry King.
(From ESPN) – Sometime in the next few days, Los Angeles Clippers general manager Neil Olshey will make a convincing pitch to LeBron James.
He’ll tell LeBron to look at all the Clippers’ young, talented players. He’ll tell LeBron thatBlake Griffin projects to be better than anyone he’s ever played with. He’ll tell LeBron that he can become a global icon under the bright lights of Los Angeles.
(From NYTimes Blog) –
Halstead Makes Its Own Pitch to LeBron James
If it isn’t enough that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is on a screen in Times Square beseeching the N.B.A. All-Star LeBron James to forsake his Ohio roots for the Big Apple, Halstead Property has now joined the campaign to lure Mr. James to New York.
In a video posted on a Web site Halstead created that is called EveryKingNeedsACastle.com, Halstead says it will help Mr. James — known as King James to his fans — find a home in New York and offers to donate Halstead’s commission to his favorite charity. Mr. James, who has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers since graduating from high school in Akron, Ohio, becomes a free agent on Thursday. Hence, the big sell. The New York Knicks, after all, haven’t reached the playoffs since 2004.
Here’s the Halstead video: