LeBron James made his long-awaited free agent decision last night, humbly (OK, maybe not so humbly) telling a national audience on ESPN that he was “taking his talents to South Beach” where he will join Dwyane Wade and the wildly overrated Chris Bosh on the the Miami Heat next season.
Ken Fang tells us that “The Decision” Was 73 Minutes of Painful Television.
This spectacle was fit for a King – Chad Finn says that ESPN’s “journalistic credibility took another self-inflicted wallop” last night.
The decision makes the Heat an instant favorite for the NBA title, and makes the Celtics road to redemption that much tougher.
Celtics make a big acquisition in O’Neal – Gary Washburn looks at what Jermaine O’Neal can bring to the Celtics.
Same old Celts – Scott Souza says that the “bring-’em all back approach” is probably the best for the Celtics.
Ainge happy with offseason so far – Chris Forsberg has the Celtics president of basketball operations pleased with what he’s been able to do thus far. According to Greg Dickerson that also means bringing back Tony Allen.
Plenty of pain, no longer any gain – Sean McAdam has the Red Sox injuries catching up with them at last.
There’s no quit in depleted Sox – Jim Donaldson says that what these Red Sox are doing is painful, inspirational, heartbreaking and heartwarming.
Eccentric Adrian Beltre shining Starry bright – Scott Lauber says that the Red Sox have found themselves a slugger almost as eccentric as Manny Ramirez (though not disruptive).
Papi unlikeliest of stars – Bill Doyle has Joe Buck and Tim McCarver talking about the Red Sox All Star selections.
Some thievery is being encouraged – Peter Abraham’s minor league notebook has the Single A Greenville Drive thriving on the stolen base.
Negotiations with Sox draftee could be interesting – Alex Speier looks at the challenges the Red Sox face in signing Anthony Ranaudo.
Sox say Kelly is making progress despite mediocre numbers – Daniel Barbarisi says that Boston’s best prospect is doing better than his stats would indicate.
Talks begin with Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron – Stephen Harris’ Bruins notebook has the two veterans talking with the team about new deals.
Patriots’ Draft Class Could Play Major Role in Defining 2010 Season – Jeff Howe looks at how the 2010 draft class could have a big role this season.