It is like an After School Special for millionaires.
LeBron James is going to FINALLY announce what team he is signing with on Thursday during a 1 hour TV special according to ESPN.com
The specifics are still up in the air but apparently LeBron’s people contacted ESPN about getting a special set up for Thursday.
What does it mean? Do these events give us a clue to what LeBron is going to do?
Not so much.
I would have never, ever guessed that LeBron would do something like this. I have been thinking about it for well over an hour now and I can not see any advantage, other than even more attention, for LeBron to do this.
I have written here before that if LeBron leaves the Cavs he will be the most hated sports figure in Cleveland history. Well, if LeBron leaves Cleveland and rubs it in their faces by announcing on prime time cable TV, it will be the height of assholishness.
If I had to make a guess, I would say that LeBron is staying. He may be doing this to launch sort of new company or to help his friends failing marketing venture. I don’t know. He may go on ESPN Thursday and announce some great charity initiative he is starting in Cleveland. Maybe he is actually doing this to benefit someone other than himself.
He might be. He better be.
Because simply put, having a 1 hour TV special to announce what team you are going to sign with is simply a selfish, toolbag type of move. How can you do something like that and avoid having people thinking you are an inflated egomaniac?
I am a Cavs fan. I want LeBron to stay for Cleveland, but this better be good or I will have a hard time not continuing to call him “LeTool.”