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
.

As soon
as the clock struck 12:01 AM Thursday July 1st,
NBA teams began to roll out the red carpet for the biggest and best free
agent
class the league has ever seen.
Lebron James & Chris Bosh

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 hop
es of capturing that elusive NBA championship?  We will begin to see answers to many of these questions as free agency heats up the summer.  D-Wade

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.