LeBron-don’t believe a word you hear.

For several months, we heard all kinds of stories about college football. “Mizzou and Nebraska are going to the Big 10. Done deal.” “Texas and Texas A&M are applying for entrance to the Big 10, and they’re going, done deal.” “The Big 12 South is going to the Pac 10. Done deal.”

Now we’re hearing the same thing about LeBron James, who becomes a free agent this weekend. On Saturday, the New York Times reported that the Chicago Bulls are the frontrunners to sign James and Chris Bosh.


Today, Stephen A. Smith reports that the Miami Heat will sign James and Bosh, and they’ll join Dwyane Wade to form an Olympic quality Big three.

We’ll see more. We’ll see the Knicks as the frontrunners. We may even see the Clippers in the mix. The Cavaliers, I’m sure, will be mentioned as the leaders to keep their superstar.

As a consumer, watch NBA free agency the way you would have watched college realignment, had you known. Take it all in, but don’t believe a word of it. Once LeBron is standing at a podium holding up a jersey, you can believe it. Until that, it’s all speculation.