Free agency isn't even a week old and it's already an insufferable avalanche of sources, reports, rumors and attention-grabs.
Yeah, we all know that LeBron is going to announce his decision in a 1-hour special on ESPN tomorrow night at 9 (hosted by Stu Scott.. which is about right considering the tone of this offseason) and preceded by a 3-hour SportsCenter. It was supposed to be this big "look at me" moment…
Except Chad Ochocinco and Jared Dudley might have spilled the beans already. Earlier today, Ochocinco tweeted this:
6, of course, is going to be LeBron's new number. Then Jared Dudley borrowed Ralphi's Ovaltine secret code ring and came up with this:
So we've got two pro athletes suddenly tweeting at the same time that 'Bron Bron is going to become a Knick. They sure as hell could be wrong. But if they're right.. then they just blew the surprise.
It would also mean LeBron James just booked an hour long special on ESPN to publicly kick Cleveland in the nuts. The city that loved its native son… that suffered through sports humiliations like having the Browns ripped from their football loving hands… could be tuning in to have one of the biggest stars in their city's history stand their in front of a national TV audience and profess his love for someone else.
This offseason has become an episode of The Bachelor. The only solace we've got is that after tomorrow, we can start moving on.
Oh, by the way, did you hear Kevin Durant just signed a max extension with Oklahoma City with no early termination or opt-out clause? No? Of course not… because he's classy and he didn't make a show of it. Thanks, KD, for showing these other prima donnas how it's done.