LeBron will announce his choice in a one-hour special on ESPN. (Kelly Kline/Getty Images)
LeBron will announce his decision in a one-hour special on ESPN at 9 p.m. on Thursday, according to Chris Broussard.
The network would only confirm that it’s still in talks about the special, but sources told Broussard that James representatives contacted ESPN with the proposal. The sources also requested that they be allowed to sell sponsorship for the airing, with all proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and that ESPN agreed to the proposal but is unaware of LeBron’s decision.
James’ camp also established a website, LeBronJames.com, to keep fans updated, and the free agent joined Twitter on Tuesday. He hasn’t provided any on clue to his plans on either site. His plans remain unknown to everyone except a select few in his circle.
Since free agency opened July 1, LeBron has met with six teams — the Nets, Knicks, Heat, Clipper, Cavs and Bulls — but SI.com’s Ian Thomsen is convinced his choice will be from among three of those: Chicago, Miami and Cleveland.
In the past few days, that have been varied reports about the Cavs and Raptors agreed to a sign-and-trade to send Chris Bosh to Cleveland, but Bosh has been cold to the idea and a source told Thomsen that the move won’t happen.
Thomsen also believes Bosh and Dwyane Wade will come to a decision Wednesday before LeBron announces where he’ll sign. [ESPN.com, SI.com]