There’s no doubting that we will be reading a lot about two of the NBA’s biggest stars, namely Lebron James and Dwyane Wade this Summer, considering they will be the biggest names on the free agent market come July 1st. Everyone from Charles Oakley to Larry King have given their opinions on where Lebron and Wade will wind up playing next season.
But outside of becoming free agents, both superstars have been making news off the court as well. While D. Wade has been embroiled in some baby-momma drama, Lebron was getting schooled by Ricardo the busboy on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. There’s no word yet as to both players decision on which team they will play for in ’10-’11.
Another rumor which has begun to have some merit is that both players are considering playing for the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. That’s right, the Harlem Globetrotters. If you don’t believe me, check out a quote from a Cleveland newspaper:
“In a serious effort/marketing move, the Harlem Globetrotters are making a pitch to sign LeBron & Dwyane Wade & offering ownership. They will offer 51 percent of revenue from licensed merchandise sales with no limit plus part ownership. Well, they haven’t lost since ’71.
If you go to the Globetrotters’ website you can pre-order a No. 3 Wade jersey and a No. 6 jersey that says “King’ on the back. Both are $75. Allow two weeks for delivery (Wade and James are expected to take more time to deliver their decision).”
After checking out the Harlem Globetrotters website, the main story on their site features images of #3 Wade and #6 King jerseys, with the headline reading “We’ll find out July 1st.” Is a deal in the works for two of basketball’s biggest stars to suit up for Harlem’s finest? I guess we’ll just have to wait until July 1st.
Allen Moll has been a lifelong NBA and NCAA College Basketball fan who watches and studies games religiously, and coaches youth basketball in his native Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Allen also provides content to Bleacherreport.com, Upperdeckblog.com, in addition to being a tenured columnist for TheHoopDoctors.com.