Thursday, Dec. 09, 2010

LeBron James' 'Decision'

Whether you're rich or poor, black or white, a bad athlete or the world's greatest basketball player, life's going to be full of decisions. But only once in the history of humanity since the dawn of the television age has a personal D-Day required an hour-plus televised special. ESPN devoted a full 75 minutes to the announcement of basketball free agent LeBron James' choice over where he would be "taking his talents." And that capped weeks of speculation and media advocacy over whether James should or would choose to stay with his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers, or sign with the New York Knicks or Miami Heat. He chose Miami, probably just to play on a team with his friends — but the move has yet to change the team's fortunes.