Mega free agent LeBron James is planning to announce which team he'll play for during a one-hour special on ESPN at 6 p.m. (PDT) Thursday, ESPN The Magazine reported.
ESPN would only confirm that active discussions for the special are ongoing. But ESPN The Magazine reported James contacted the network, proposing the special.
Those sources said that James’ representatives requested they be allowed to sell sponsorship for the one-hour show, with the proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and that ESPN agreed to the proposal but had not been told what James has decided.
The NBA’s most prized free agent opened a Twitter account Tuesday and posted his first message on the social networking site.
“Hello World, the Real King James is in the Building,” said the tweet on the kingjames feed.
After arriving four hours later than expected for the second day of his Akron, Ohio, skills academy, James spent six hours at Rhodes Arena in meetings and playing ball with several Cavaliers teammates against high school campers before heading home.
The Orlando Magic, after failing to sign Chris Duhon in free agency two years ago, finally got their man as the former New York Knicks guard reached an agreement with the Magic on a $15 million, four-year deal. Teams can’t officially sign free agents until Thursday. ...
The Detroit Pistons signed rookie center Greg Monroe, the No. 7 overall selection out of Georgetown. Terms were not disclosed. ... Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin said he has no timetable for his return from his latest knee operation. ...
The agent for free agent forward David Lee said the New Jersey Nets have talked to him several times since free agency began. A source said the Nets would also consider going after Utah Jazz forward Carlos Boozer if James rejected the offer that was presented by new owner Mikhail Prokhorov and hip-hop mogul Jay-Z.