Hoop-LeBron

July 8, 2010 1:33:24 PM PDT
So is Lebron James going to be a New York Knick? Or a New Jersey-soon-to-be-Brooklyn Net? Or is he headed to Miami or Chicago? Or is he going to stay home in Cleveland.

Or do you not give a rat's patoony? Are you one of the people who have already written in and wondered why, with two wars being fought by the U.S. and the worst environmental catastrophe in U.S. history playing out in the Gulf of Mexico, so much attention is being given to a pro basketball player?

We'd love to hear how you feel by CLICKING HERE. Share your thoughts about Lebron James' decision to become a Knick or Net, or not.

Either way, there are lots of peeps who do care, and we'll be talking to them tonight at 11. It's a fascinating exercise, to watch this high-finance soap opera unfold and to see this young man, who went from high school to the pros, orchestrate a multi-team courtship. No matter where he goes, he'll likely pull down at least $20 million a year in salary, plus who-knows-how-many-more gazillions in endorsements.

Sports anchor Rob Powers, in for Scott Clark, will lead our coverage of the most ballyhooed courtship in pro sports history. We also have reporters in Cleveland, Greenwich (where Mr. James will appear on an ESPN prime-time show tonight to announce his decision about where he'll play) and at a bar in Manhattan where fans will watch the ESPN show.

Also at 11, our Jim Dolan is at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, where he's being given a tour by the military of the prison at Gitmo. As Jim put it last night, he'll show us "whatever the government allows us" to show.

And we'll have the latest in the bizarre spy-versus-spy plot. Last week's arrests of 10 or so Russian spies - half of whom live in the tri-state area - now takes on clearer meaning, with a U.S. spy held by Russia being "swapped" for one or more of these arrested and alleged spies. This may explain why, after 10 years of investigating these peeps, the FBI finally moved in late last month.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Meteorologist Jeff Smith (in for Lee Goldberg) with the break in the heat wave. I hope you can join Liz Cho and me, tonight at 11.

BILL RITTER

Click here to send a comment.


Load Comments