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The King is acting like a Queen

July 7, 2010 - Neil Rudel

LeBron James -- finally! -- will tell the world tonight where he'll play basketball next season and presumably for the foreseeable future.

Since the moment the Celtics eliminated Cleveland in the Eastern Conference semifinals, this story has dominated the sports world. Or at least ESPN.

James has done nothing but welcome the speculation, which tells you something about his need for attention. Known as "the king," he's sure acting like a drama queen.

On one hand, it's been a total turnoff. The guy may be the most talented player in the league, but he's won nothing to this point. And he pretty much quit on the Cavs during the Boston series in the wake of an ugly personal matter concerning a teammate that you can find elsewhere.

At the same time, he's the biggest prize of the free-agent market this year and really any year.

He's announced that he'll declare tonight in a one-hour special on ESPN. Now that Chris Bosh has joined Dwayne Wade in Miami, there's natural speculation LeBron will go to New York, where he can team with newly-signed Knick A'mare Stoudamire.

I'm hoping he stays in Cleveland, but if he does, this dog-and-pony show would really be anti-climactic.

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