Believe it. The King caved and has joined the social media world.
On Tuesday, the league’s biggest free agent in history opened an account on Twitter — @kingjames – his publicist Keith Estabrook confirmed with The AP. This comes right after James’ camp established his own website, LeBronJames.com, where news of his decision will likely be announced.
LeBron had been reluctant to join Twitter and Facebook, and has even poked fun at other athletes for advertising their personal lives online. But his friend and Hornets point guard Chris Paul announced on his Twitter account — @Oneandonlycp3 — that he had convinced the King to join.
As of 1:16 p.m. ET, LeBron, who’s Twitter bio is “King of Akron,” had yet to post a single tweet or even add a picture, but somehow managed to rack up more than 23,000 followers. Oh my.