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Some comments from Michael Jordan’s agent about the future of LeBron James: “‘I am a big LeBron James fan. But he needs to decide what he wants to do. He has all of the power. If he doesn’t want to stay, fine. If he wants to go, then go. But tell Cleveland that and work with them to make it happen in the best fashion for everybody. The lack of dialogue is, to me, confusing and illogical.’
‘I don’t think the people around him understand that. I don’t think they understand that if LeBron James leaves Cleveland he will be a pariah, he will be a Benedict Arnold. I don’t think he understands the implications of his decision. If he leaves, Cleveland’s economy is going to tank, he is that important.”‘ [Frank Hughes/SI.com]
A very good article from the New York Times about the life of the Indians’ best player: “Imagine a high school where baseball is the only curriculum. How many boys would love that? No more pencils, no more books, only fastballs, changeups and hooks? Shin-Soo Choo, the star outfielder for the Cleveland Indians, had that experience in Pusan, South Korea. [Tyler Kepner/NY Times]
Talking about the progress and development of the Browns’ WR’s: “But if you talk about Robiskie, you’ve also got to talk about Mohamed Massaquoi. Taken 14 spots later in the second round, at No. 50 overall, Massaquoi and Robiskie will be looked upon as a matched set for the forseeable future. The progress of one will be measured against that of the other.” [Steve King/The OBR]
Being involved in LeBron mania does have it’s side effects: “President of the United States, basketball fan, and former Chicago resident Barack Obama once again weighed in on the future of LeBron James Wednesday, saying how much he would enjoy seeing the superstar play for the Bulls, and also that he, President Obama, was in fact the leader of the free world.” [The Onion]
From Cry Baby to the Crab Dribble and now to this, DC sports fans have a fair share of issues: “But the obvious answer has yet to emerge from the speculation flooding the nation’s sports media: The most talented player on the planet should come to the most powerful city in the world. Washington, the town named for our first president, is ready for its first King.” [Michael Abramowitz/Washington Post]
Asking about which pitchers will still be around for the Cleveland Indians by 2012… The results are not very pretty. [Ed Carroll/Deep Left Field]
(UPDATE: Sorry folks for the misattributed quote earlier. All fixed now. Photo above via Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)
Jacob Rosen is a long-time contributor to WaitingForNextYear. He's also a writer online at SportsAnalyticsBlog and Nylon Calculus . An Akron native, Jacob is a current MBA student at the University of Oregon's Warsaw Sports Marketing Center. You can follow him on Twitter @WFNYJacob or e-mail him at udjrosen(at)gmail(dot)com.