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There's a huge big bucks NB a story we just have to talk about tonight.
No not the draft although we -- get to that just the -- -- talking about one week until LeBron will be a free agent July 1 and where he decides to play next year will mean big bucks for him.
And for the city decides to play for let's bring in a couple of guys from -- to.
-- what's at -- former NBA star Eddie Johnson and -- tuchman -- global sports executive VP welcome you guys -- -- let me let me just start with you -- any idea.
On the impact the financial impact this young man as to the city decides to go to.
A tremendous impact because of who he is and that we're talking about probably the best all around basketball player in the game.
He's still young he's worldwide.
And when you think of a city like New York or even New Jersey.
Or Chicago you're talking about multiple ballots come -- -- to this city.
As well as their basketball organization and that's what he's highly sought after and on the other hand.
Cleveland's trying to hold on because they know if they moved him.
They stand a chance to move a lot of money because they will sell enough that plays like clockwork I don't know look at what happened if you weekly.
-- what about Iraq let's talk it would send the money from united to the city what what do you think.
You know I'll put a number on it I think LeBron is worth a hundred million dollars over one season I mean first I'll look the guy's gonna -- happening Hamptons for fifteen -- so right that's happening right there.
But no really I think if you look at what he's gonna attract from ticket sales.
New sponsors know if he comes to New York look at that there they have new stadium or the reconstructing the stadium's 78 suites.
He's gonna help sell those advertisements corporate meetings events.
The New York economic development corporate -- -- study that's that he was gonna bring in fifty million I really thought that was conservative -- one game.
That's if you brought -- game seven into the city I think that's -- that that's we talk about let me get back to -- what goes through this guy's mind right now I mean he's got to say look I'm frankly I love this area they've been great to me.
To make the leap to the big market the New York market -- -- the Chicago mark made the Miami market what what's going on in there right now.
What I think LeBron is beyond his years in terms of business that -- I think all along he has said.
And he would love -- -- -- economical impact and I think because of that.
The chances are he's going to -- Cleveland and it's twofold one obviously to be able to go to a big city.
And enhance their organization would also.
I think understanding that the Cleveland Cavaliers can they get a championship with the unit that they have.
And we can't forget that we're talking about basketball that is what he loves to do any -- -- he wants to win pardon me for cut you off on Wednesday there's a part of the decision does -- say look I -- really really good chance.
And making a championship in Miami so.
Maybe I go to Miami and in forgo I don't know 345 million dollars.
This is all about championships right now especially when Kobe Bryant -- run them off.
And he run off to -- the world and LeBron James no that he is chasing the idea that he wants to be recognized as one of the greatest players to ever play the game.
You are measured by championships that he understands it.
And that's why he's taken his time gentleman he wants to make sure that whatever team that he does decide to go -- and not saying he does not stay in Cleveland.
He wants to make sure that -- -- -- great chance to win it's here it's here.
Because people it's all said and done he's probably gonna make the most money out of any NBA player regardless of what -- -- Regardless of where he goes it's fog -- -- pick that up a little bit does have a chance to have more endorsement deals -- -- would stay and in the new York New Jersey metropolitan area than if you were saying I don't know.
Cleveland or Chicago you know what that it's a good question LeBron he's so big that regardless of where he goes he's gonna get a lot of those national deals.
But the fact of the matter if he goes to new Yorker he goes to Chicago.
That's where a lot of these decisions get me the people he's gonna meet the advertisers.
And a lot of these deals get put together just because of that individual connections you know people.
Who know -- -- people who know LeBron and all of a sudden he's got -- -- -- -- Yankee games he's up in the sky boxes instead of Yankee Boston -- these shows space around.
Hay -- what about this.
Who does he help the most you can't say every team because then the lakers will be saying hey LeBron having you come to LA.
Clearly he wouldn't help the lakers the way he would help a New Jersey Nets team and.
You know I look at all the teams and they all have some talent to put a round of in New York obviously a lot of money to spend so they can go out and get to.
Top -- reagents.
But if -- is what you just look at team.
And -- -- -- enough to get on a team nobody talks about.
Is the Dallas Mavericks I mean there -- -- -- of opted out of his contract.
And they have an owner that has not afraid to go over the salary cap and I truly believe LeBron will look at that situation.
But if you talk about the main street new York New Jersey Chicago and New Jersey Nets have some very good talent Brook Lopez the very good senator.
Devin Harris is a very good guard they have a high draft pick.
In the draft today.
Sold they have a chance as well it only -- -- LeBron is comfortable with.
And who we can get that come with him the -- next six to 738.
I'm not mistaken I think they were Russian owner that's a multi -- that need to have you both caught him.
We actually just touch on this we only have a little bit of time left and -- the NBA draft tonight who's whose looks good who's in place that really kind of move up and in -- I don't privatize them blow well there's one guy I mean you separate from everyone else John Wall he's going to be the first pick of the draft of the wizards are gonna select him.
He's already signed a mega deal with Reebok for footwear.
But -- -- look 2.5 million over five years I believe is the number.
That he signed for but really I think with John he's you know head and shoulders above other guys Wesley Johnson.
Paula has a lot of opportunities as well -- any real quick -- -- New Jersey -- number three on on that draft order tonight.
That they even bother with LeBron if they get you know have a shot of picking up as a nice young kid.
Well I think they're caught because if they get LeBron David -- -- try to get -- -- port.
And right now favour of cousins all old guys are in the mix for them.
But it mostly things are right now they're kind of stuff.
And hoping that they do get a little blond or Chris spot so they can maybe pair but got in the draft so look for a number of these guys maybe -- -- three double would be moved.
After free agency I mean because they don't know little wind uplift in the free agent market -- -- we going to be there thank you Eddie Johnson and about tuchman thanks you guys think CG.
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