That’s what LeBron is calling his 1 hour announcement special on ESPN this Thursday. The Decision.
It fits right in doesn’t it? The Drive, The Fumble, The Shot… The Decision.
Say what you will about LeBron, his ego and ESPN, but I gotta say I’ve been on the edge of my seat. I hate myself for it, but I’ve been devouring every last rumor. Hell, at the start of Tuesday I was convinced LeBron was staying (the Bosh
) and by the time I went to bed (post ESPN 1-hour-special announcement) I was sure he was gone. Bitch about his ego all you want, but it worked. People care. LeBron is all over twitter, Facebook and ESPN (and I’m not sure, after all this, which is the most reliable news source).
You have to question the wisdom
of the ESPN specia
l, don’t you? How is that even going to work? It starts at 9pm and lasts an hour. Is he going to announce at 9? 9:59? And there isn’t this a no-win scenario. If he takes a full hour only to announce he’s staying in Cleveland, that’s extremely anticlimactic. But on the flip side, he wouldn’t go on national TV and kick all of Northeast Ohio in the balls… would he?
I just can’t help but think that this prime time announcement special means he’s out the door. As SI’s Lee Jenkins tweeted:
The kind of person who needs a 1 hr tv show to announce a decision is not the kind of person who stays in Cleveland
You can’t tell me there’s no truth in that.
Ric Bucher points out
that all these late Knick rumors could simply be LeBron building up the drama so people will, you know, actually watch an hour long special on ESPN:
Rumors of NYK having legit shot at LeBron or him going to Mia seem like an attempt by LRMR to create suspense for Thurs show.
An NBA exec: “Who does a 1-hour special on how you just ripped the heart out of your hometown?” Now a 1-hr special on why you stayed…
I have to agree with this. At the end of the day, I just can’t see LeBron doing this to NE Ohio. I mean, he wouldn’t kick us all in the nuts on national TV.