The Chase Is On: Who Will Sign Lebron James and Other Star Free Agents?
After months of speculation, the NBA free agency signing period has finally arrived! The futures of some of the biggest names in basketball will begin to take shape as stars visit NBA executives all around the country seeking maximum contracts and championship quality teams in an effort to dethrone the Los Angeles Lakers.
The most coveted player in the star studded class is none other than Lebron James. Many NBA teams have been prepping themselves for the summer of 2010 for the last few years in an effort to land the two time league MVP and seriously contend for the NBA title. The Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, and New Jersey Nets are all expected to make the biggest pushes to sign the featured attraction of the free agent class prying Lebron out of his hometown away from the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Other teams are eagerly awaiting the first domino to fall with Lebron’s decision and then the free agent feeding frenzy can begin. Where do other top free agents like Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh end up?
Do the Miami Heat stun the league and sign Wade, Bosh, and Lebron effectively changing the competitive landscape of not only the Eastern Conference, but the NBA as a whole? Can the Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics, and the Phoenix Suns resign their star players in hopes of capturing that elusive NBA championship? We will begin to see answers to many of these questions as free agency heats up the summer.
Will Lebron see his name in bright lights in New York for the Knicks or the Nets next year? Or will D-Wade be able to lure him down to South Beach to play for the Heat? Where do you think Lebron will end up? Are looking forward to possibly a dream team situation in Miami with the Heat signing Wade, Lebron, and Bosh, like I am?Stay tuned to see where Lebron and other top free agents sign by making sure to visit your local LIDS Store or online at lids.com to cop your favorite player’s new team gear. As always, stay up to date on all the current hat sightings and releases by checking in with the Lids Blog.