Experts are calling him the most coveted free agent in the history of basketball. And rightfully so. No one player has ever drawn so much interest in his free agency that he seemingly overshadows the ongoing NBA playoffs. Andy from RealFakeSports.com put together the following piece of his thoughts regarding the LeBron free agency saga:
In an effort to entice an NBA franchise to move to their city, government officials in Fargo, North Dakota are hoping to sign free agent LeBron James this summer. Officials say the economic impact of signing Lebron and landing an NBA team would be nothing short of tremendous for the entire region.
“LeBron James would mean great things for the people of Fargo,” said City Councilman Edward Render, Jr. “We’d almost certainly be able to attract an NBA franchise with a player of his caliber, which indirectly would bring millions in tax revenue that would enhance the already outstanding schools, programs and services in our community. Plus, having an NBA team would give us something to do in the winter besides ice fishing, so that’d be nice too.”
Unfortunately for the North Dakota’s largest city, there is currently a glaring absence of available basketball player jobs.
“Given LeBron’s track record, I’m sure we can work something out,” said Render, Jr., “but who says he wants to play basketball anyway?”
Another potential roadblock is the contract in the neighborhood of $20 million per year James will command, something Fargo cannot afford with its current budget.
“No, no we don’t have an additional $20 million per year to spend,” said Render, Jr., “but at the same time, we don’t have a salary cap, so in theory, potential growth for LeBron’s income would be limitless. There’s plenty of local businesses he could endorse to supplement his earnings as well.”
Also under consideration by Fargo officials is an offer to Dwyane Wade that includes ‘a competitive salary plus benefits.’
So, Fargo it is, huh?
As well, KGB.com asked America via text “Is LeBron James going to leave Cleveland?” and here are their final results:
47 percent said “No way man”
29 percent said “Yes, it’s a slam dunk”
24 percent said “Call him ‘King of NY’”