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LeBillboard James

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jun 2, 2010 6:40PM

As if we haven't heard enough about the impending LeBron James sweepstakes (yes, we're guilty, too) two more stories are popping up. While we think it'd be nice to have LeBron playing home games at the United Center, we didn't shell out cash for a new billboard downtown calling for LeBron to come to Chicago. But one group of fans did, purchasing a billboard at Grand and LaSalle trying to woo LeBron into signing with Chicago. And according to the website, the group is looking into buying a second billboard, this one on LeBron's home turf of Akron, Ohio. Ouch. Whether this can successfully counter Cleveland's own wooing remains to be seen. But we cordially offer this suggestion: perhaps donating to LeBron's favorite charity might be a better way of wooing him? Or at least showing him some sort of spirit among fans he's looking for.

Also making headlines: LeBron taped an interview with CNN's Larry King (no, really), set to air Friday night, about his impending free agency. And for all the talking that might have occurred, LeBron doesn't appear to have said a whole lot. The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a transcript in which LeBron says "championships" will have an impact on where he goes and that Cleveland has an edge: Because, you know, this city, these fans, I mean, have given me a lot in these seven years. And, you know, for me, it's comfortable. So I've got a lot of memories here. And -- and so it does have an edge." He also addressed the Free Agent Summit, calling himself the "ringleader" of the group.