Yeah, I know it stinks to have LeBron steal even a smidgen of the spotlight away from our Finals matchup with the Lakers, but this is interesting stuff, and it involves a guy that still works as our assistant coach.
World Wide Wes has been telling everyone that he believes LeBron James is leaning hard toward signing with the Chicago Bulls. No one can be certain if basketball’s most famous middleman has been whispering honest insights to friends or amping the anxiety of Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert. Just know this: It wasn’t until Tom Thibodeau – who swore he never again wanted an agent – signed with William Wesley’s CAA that the Chicago Bulls grew serious about the coach’s candidacy.
As one front-office executive with a franchise that has significant salary-cap space this summer said, "I think all the big free-agent deals will be done by July 1, if not the draft. The NBA would have a cow if [it] knew what's going on now."
I'd like to get through the Finals before thinking about all this stuff, but it sure is going to be an eventful summer.
Hey, maybe LeBron is just arranging it so that he never has to face a Thibodeau led defense again.