"Hey, did you know I'm a free agent? ...You're gonnawatch my selection show Thursday at 9pm, right??
(I'm still in the media spotlight, right???)"
As we continue to be bludgeoned over the head about LeBron's free agency by ESPN, ESPN.com, Yahoo!, SI, SI.com, CNN, Nickelodeon, The Playboy Channel, and Lifetime (okay, maybe not one or two of those), many of us have slipped well past the point of caring. However, this caught my eye on a Google Buzz post from Jonah Keri
this morning. Apparently, LeBron didn't even dream up this grand spectacle televised free agency announcement. He ripped it off from... someone who wrote into a Bill Simmons mailbag
Q: You know how when top recruits in basketball or football make their college decision, they often call a press conference and put the three hats of the schools that made the final three in front of them ... then pick up the hat of the school of choice and put it on? What if LeBron announces he will pick his 2010-11 team live on ABC on a certain date for a show called "LeBron's Choice?" What type of crazy ratings would that get? -- Drew, Columbus, Ohio
Of course, it could be worse. In response to that e-mail, the Sports Guy suggested LeBron do it on Pay-Per-View.
(Maybe next time.)
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