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It's hard to stay grounded when it's not just NBA teams that are chasing me. The Harlem Globetrotters announced today that they want me to sign with them. Maybe I should take it seriously—as I keep saying, it's all about winning, and nobody does that as much as the Trotters. Update: I just talked to Jamario Moon, one of my Cavs teammates. He played for the Globies in 2004 and said he made about $2,000 per week. I made around $16 million this season. You know what? It's not all about winning.
I just saw the video that Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York City, made to persuade me to come to the Knicks. It's called C'mon LeBron. Some of the greatest creative minds in the world are in New York—writers, rappers, advertising execs—and the best slogan they could come up with is C'mon LeBron? Anyway, if I go to New York, my mom might move there, too. I'll probably ask Mayor Bloomberg to find her a job. Nothing big, just something to keep her busy. I'm thinking maybe one of those deputy mayor gigs.
The World Cup began today. I'm a little irritated at how it's pulled media attention away from me. I might have to go to South Africa and get spotted wearing some soccer team's cap—like I did when I wore a Yankees lid. Then I'll leak it to the press that I'm interested in playing overseas, which isn't all that crazy—Manchester United would give me a better supporting cast than the Knicks.
Coach Cal on the phone again. Dude is absolutely blowing up my cell. He said if he were my coach, he would recruit any player I wanted to join us. I said I want Chris Bosh. Coach Cal said he was referring to high school seniors. I'm not sure this is going to work out.
I thought I'd be playing in Game 5 of the Finals tonight, but the Celtics really opened up my June schedule. Some people say my situation is taking attention away from the Finals, which is definitely not my intention. If the commissioner wants to talk about putting things on hold, it's fine with me. I just hope the Celts and Lakers won't mind postponing the last couple of games until after I sign.