The early favorite in the LeBron James sweepstakes appears to be the Chicago Bulls, according to a bunch of people who sort of know, but don't really know. Don't worry, I'm not going to mock that fact. Frankly, everyone except LeBron himself can be classified as someone who sort of knows what's going on, but doesn't really know.
Here's what I will mock, though: people making such a big deal about a phone call. Look, in today's NBA, everyone knows everyone. I've never seen an NBA stars' cellphone, nor do I want to, but my guess is there are a zillion other NBA players programmed into it (along with all of their "mistresses," but I digress). I also think they call each other all the time and talk about how much they want to play with each other. It's a way to shoot the breeze, so to speak.
So when I saw this report, I laughed. ZOMG! JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS!
Shortly after Cleveland was eliminated by Boston in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, LeBron James placed a call to Bulls guard Derrick Rose.
What did they talk about?
Word is, James said he likes Rose's game, likes his team and would welcome the chance to play together.
HE'S GOING TO CHICAGO, EVERYONE! BOOK IT!
Here's my question - who wouldn't like Derrick Rose's game? Who wouldn't want to play with him? Is there anyone? And sure, LeBron would love to play with Rose, but he might also love playing with Brook Lopez, Devin Harris, Blake Griffin, Dwyane Wade and/or whatever max free agent he can convince to join the Knicks with him. (By the way, notice I didn't put any Cavs players in there. See what I just did?).
Anyway, it could mean something, but it probably doesn't. I make phone calls to friends all the time and talk about how cool it'd be to move out of DC and live where they live. They flip it around and say how cool it'd be to move to DC to live near me. That doesn't mean either of us will actually make the move. It's just a way to catch up with old friends. So relax everyone.