LeBron Leaning Toward Miami

Odds for Knicks, Cavs plunge
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 8, 2010 7:14 AM CDT
A woman holds one of the 20,000 signs Cleveland handed out at its Independence Day celebration as part of the city's effort to persuade LeBron James to resign with the Cavs.   (AP Photo/Jason Miller)
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(Newser) – LeBron James has pretty much decided he’ll be joining Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami, sources tell Chris Broussard of ESPN. Of course, James won’t make any announcement before his special tonight at 9pm Eastern—which just happens to be on ESPN—so there’s time for him to change his mind. Good buddy Chris Paul is urging him to stay in Cleveland, as are many others close to him.

Friends say LeBron’s first choice was Cleveland, and that he’s been trying to lure players there. But with those efforts continually frustrated, he’s worried he’ll end up, as one source put it, “31-years-old, with bad knees and no title.” The sharps, at least, seem to think the Miami hype is legit. The odds have fluctuated wildly on InTrade recently, with Miami surging while the Knicks and Cavs plunge, Business Insider reports. (Read more LeBron James stories.)

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