It's official like a referee with a whistle. The LeBron James sweepstakes is heating up. Unless of course, Robert Sarver, Lon Babby, and Ryan McDonough all happen to summer in Cleveland. At the same time.
To hear the Chuckster tell it, Phoenix isn't going to happen.
The Houston Rockets courtship of James seems to have ended before it started, with sights now set on Carmelo Anthony.
Or Chris Bosh. A max contract seems to be a pretty good indicator of interest.
In any event, you should familiarize yourself with perhaps the most important person involved in this decision not named LeBron James.
LBJ or not, Cleveland was quick to lock up the top asset they do have.
With so much noise about free agency, it's easy for the casual fan to lose sight of retaining the talent we do have. Eric Bledsoe is sure to have many suitors, including the Milwaukee Bucks, with their shiny #2 draft pick Jabari Parker and fancy new head coach, Jason Kidd.
On the other hand, teams seem to be a little shy about pulling the trigger on a P.J. Tucker deal.
Some think that a team that won 48 games a season ago doesn't need to make a splash during the free agency period.
More on "the waiting game."
Need to add an epic tale to your summer reading list? Check out the full story of how Steve Nash got away from the Dallas Mavericks.
Following in the footsteps of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, another former Phoenix Sun is throwing his hat into the political ring.
Regardless of what ends up happening, there is something to be said for knowing when to quit, and going out on top.
Oh, and to wrap up the LeBron James coverage, we actually already know where he's going to end up.