Wednesday, July 7, 2010

LeBron James To Announce Team On Thursday

Jul 7, 2010 10:40 am US/Central
LeBron James To Announce Team On Thursday

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LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts to a call during their game against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena on Jan. 11, 2010, in Oakland, Calif.

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LeBron James will end the suspense on Thursday night at 8 p.m. in a live one-hour special on ESPN.

He will announce if he is signing with the Bulls, staying home with the Cavaliers, or hooking up with another team.

Meanwhile, Miami's Dwayne Wade and former Raptors power forward Chris Bosh will both sign with the Heat. The two other prized free agents appeared on ESPN on Wednesday morning to annouce their decision.

Details of their contracts were not revealed. Both players had talked with the Bulls about playing for Chicago.

The pairing of both Wade and Bosh on the Heat puts the ball squarely in the court of James. He had said he wants to play with Bosh this coming season. However, Bosh made it clear he wouldn't play in Cleveland.

Earlier on Wednesday morning Bosh posted, two tweets, feigning surprise at all the sudden attention.

"What's all the fuss about this morning? I woke up to a ton of emails, texts and missed calls.'' Bosh said in one tweet, posted around 10 a.m. Chicago time.

Then a few minutes later: "I'll check the news later. Sitting down for my Belgian waffles right now."

On Tuesday, Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets, convinced James to enter the world of Twitter. He already has over 180,000 followers.

His first tweet was, "Hello World, the Real King James is in the Building "Finally".

Bosh was on Twitter with a posting of, "Today is a great day".

LeBron has been leaning on Bosh to OK a sign-and-trade deal between Cleveland and Toronto, but Bosh is putting the kabosh on it.

Maybe LeBron was sending a subtle message to his suitors when he talked to his basketball campers about being a team player.

"No one individual can do it by themselves. In this camp, we're going to teach them how to play as a team," said James of the 2010 LeBron James Skills Academy. "I hope the guys here figure that out, that no matter how good your individual talent is, you have to do it as a team."

Either way, we'll know on Thursday.

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