Based on that, I am all but certain LeBron James will not stay in Cleveland (having fervently believed he would stay until, oh, about 15 minutes ago).
I also don’t think Miami can afford LeBron James now (but I could be wrong; I’m not a capologist).
James will announce his decision tomorrow night. At this point, I genuinely believe the Bulls and – of all people – the Knicks are the only teams who have a shot at him.
As much as I’d love to see him in a Knick uniform, and can make the argument for it, I can’t quite think of anything to match the Bulls’ counter-argument.
Are the Knicks-plus-Amare-Stoudemire better than the Bulls? I’m not sure, but I do know the Bulls were much better than the Knicks last year (without Stoudemire).
So, as of 8:15AM, I’m saying it’s a 53% chance James goes to Chicago. My apologies to Bulls fans if this prediction goes the way of my political ones.