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Report: LeBron James to hold off on decision until Thursday

Jul 4, 2010, 3:09 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for LeBron_game4.jpgGreat news everybody! Another four days of LeBron James speculation! I know that’s what everybody really was hoping for.

Right. But according to a tweet from the very well connected Brian Windhorst, James is not going to be announcing his decision for several more days at the earliest.

Sources say LeBron plans to wait until after 3-day Nike camp in Akron is over to announce decision. Ends Wed. nite

Thurs. ironically is first day free agents can sign, cap numbers become official.

That announcement is expected to come first on LeBron’s Web site.

There are a couple ways one could look at this. If LeBron is leaving, there is no way he’d make a Monday announcement — you don’t want to do a three day camp in your home town right after you broke the city’s hearts.

However, you can’t say for sure he is leaving. He’s got a lot to think about, a lot of options and variables to consider. Waiting to think about all that a little more makes sense.

But until the LeBron domino falls, not many others will. So bring on more rampant speculation!

  1. Lakersss 3peat! - Jul 4, 2010 at 8:41 PM

    Ok Lebron stays in Cleveland has great regular season but yet again fails to make it to the NBA finals and Lakers win again!!! DUHHHH! well wherever he goes Lakers are best team in nba.

  2. NOYB - Jul 4, 2010 at 8:48 PM

    Let the man go wherever he want’s to go. Cleveland had it’s chance for seven years. Just get the NBA league package and watch him in Miami or Chicago and be happy.

  3. KnicksTweets - Jul 4, 2010 at 9:05 PM

    LeBron James and Amar’e Stoudemire in NYC. Believe it.

  4. mikesporty - Jul 4, 2010 at 9:32 PM

    Lakers three-peat… believe it!

  5. Anonymous - Jul 4, 2010 at 9:58 PM

    dnt sell out LeBron

  6. reality check - Jul 4, 2010 at 11:38 PM

    2011-12 NBA Season
    And now…introducing the starting line-up for your World Champion Chicago Bulls!
    PG D-Rose
    SG D-Wade
    SF LBJ
    PF Boozer/Lee (FA)
    C Noah
    The Chicago Bulls bench for the 2010-11 season:
    SF Deng
    SF James Johnson/possible trade???
    PF Taj Gibson
    (other 4 players to include a point and shooting guard; a center, and 2 forwards).
    Bulls fans witnessed the greatest player ever to play this game in a Michael Jeffrey Jordan, so we’re neither Wade nor James fanatics (albeit both are great players!). Through MJ we learned to appreciate individual greatness, but through 6 championship teams, we came to understand and respect comraderie and the team concept. This is what makes Chicago a great sports town!
    So, I understand why LBJ and D-Wade want to play here…they want to create their own legacy within a great city of legacies. And why not Chicago…there’s room for both. And this is a magical town.
    Go Bulls!

  7. CJ - Jul 4, 2010 at 11:49 PM

    LeBron needs to stay and Let Bosh and Wade be. The most important thing now is to stop the Lakers and stop them in a manner that you really dethrone them. LeBron needs to stay with the team(for 3 years)and win a championship next season.Will his team to it.There is unfinished business LeBron. I don’t know how you can leave like this. The team has proven that they can beat the Lakers and when they play them it is always a big moment anyway.After he does that, LeBron is free to do whatever he wants. If Lebron runs now, he will rin forever. Time to step up and be The Man.Will your team to win. The Team is good enough. LeBron needs to be.stay and be the Best player you can be and will it.
    The Celtics by the way are old. and if they get there again with this group.they are not beating the Lakers.weaker now without Perkins.

  8. axilerate - Jul 5, 2010 at 1:00 AM

    even if Lebron goes to Chicago, the bulls do not have Phil Jackson now as compared when Jordan and company won the championship

  9. Anonymous - Jul 5, 2010 at 8:01 AM

    Anonymous, thanks for utilizing your vast vocabulary. be careful, your intelligence is showing. axilerate, the NBA is, and always will be, a PLAYERS league. college is where coaches actually matter. even YOU could have coached Michael, Scottie, Horace, Kukoc, etc., to a championship. did Phil not coach well those two seasons between three-peats in Chicago? oh wait, he was missing something. Jordan. you think Phil wins in LA without Kobe, Gasol and Fischer? it’s players willingness to accept roles on teams that wins championships. talent? absolutely. acceptance that no one can do it alone? imperative. until LeBron learns that, he doesn’t win anything.

  10. randy - Jul 5, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    James is a stud, but he can’t do it alone. The Cavs are still learning about playoff basketball. They have decent talent, but not elite. Winning lots of games during the regular season is wonderful as long as you parlay the wins into homecourt advantage and a serious run in the playoffs. It was revealing to see the king fade when the Celtics asserted their will. James and the Cavs don’t have the killer instinct that you see with the Lakers and other more seasoned teams. The Lakers ripped the Celtics heart out and ate it in front of the world. James has been coddled, cuddled and fawned over since he was 14. In retrospect, perhaps he should have kept his crown in the closet until he won a title. James is the king of hype and that’s worth a lot in America. His “brand” is about merchandising and advertising, not championship basketball. Byron Scott could make a difference moving forward.

  11. t-will - Jul 5, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    In response to all the bandwagon Laker dudes ( most have never even visited L.A )…the lakers are the biggest market and currently generate the largest revenue/ ratings/ profit margin. It is in the leagues interest to help keep them winning. With all due respect, only basketball loyals will watch a L.A. Clippers vs Memphis Grizzlies final! I say this because Laker bandwagoners should understand, the ” questionable ” calls the Lakers get in crunch time may go away, if Lebron joins a big market team such as NY or Chicago. Then we will see who is really / truly the best team. And no amount of whinning from the ” girlie-men ” lakers will matter!
    Note: Of course I will be profiled as a ” laker hater ” because I speak facts that don’t massage the image of the lakers….hahahaha

  12. randy - Jul 5, 2010 at 1:58 PM

    Yo t-will. The world just watched the Lakers win the NBA title. That makes them the best team even if you don’t like the outcome, the refs, the Laker team colors, girls, or whatever else. Laker fans are celebrating, not whining like you. Maybe you meant Celtic fans. Laker fans love the “beat LA” chant and envy from fans like you. It makes all those titles that much sweeter.

  13. greatsuch - Jul 5, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    Yeah that didn’t happen last season or the past 6 seasons he was a Cav.

  14. james t - Jul 5, 2010 at 2:57 PM

    Not happening. He had his chance to do this already including this year and couldn’t get it done. If he resigns with Cleveland – he isn’t getting any new players this year or next – they can’t afford them. He ain’t staying in OH.

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