Wednesday, May 19
The latest news and rumors surrounding The King.
Akron mayor making enemies to keep LeBron?

Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic has no problem making a few enemies if it means keeping LeBron in Ohio. In response to a New York Daily News article that called Akron "The Middle of Nowhere, Ohio," the mayor shot back, ''Who the hell wants to live in New York?'' Of course, he had a similar response the other cities that appear to be in the LeBron Sweepstakes. ''Who the hell would want to live anywhere other than Akron, Ohio?'' Plusquellic responded when posed that question at a news conference Wednesday on unrelated topics. ''He's not a surfer. We've got great golfing and good skiing ... 'He has a commitment to Akron. He loves it and always will.'' (Akron Beacon) Comment

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Austin Briggs turned his '87 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme into a LeBron-mobile. The hood of the car is a petition to keep The King in Cleveland. (AP)

Ex-coach: LeBron's going to Chicago

LeBron James' first NBA coach, Paul Silas, thinks the MVP's days in Cleveland are over, and his best fit would be in Chicago alongside Derrick Rose. "Winning is what's most important to him," said Silas, who coached the Cavs from 2003-05. Ever since I had him for two years that's all he talked about. Because [the Cavs] have not done anything in the last five years, I just think he's given a lot of thought [to leaving]. If he can go somewhere and win the championship ... It's one thing to be called the greatest. The greatest, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, they've won championships. This is what's most important to LeBron." (Chicago Tribune) Comment

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I'm sorry, but can we go back to Austin Briggs' souped up LeBron-mobile? Check out the hood! (AP)

LeBron may not want to hear from Knick

LeBron James' seeking the counsel of a Knicks player could be bad news for Big Apple hoops fans. James, according to a source, has contacted Knicks center Eddy Curry about working out together at some point during the offseason. ... If James were to ask Curry about [Mike] D'Antoni, chances are that Curry would not provide a glowing report. Several Knicks complained during the season about D'Antoni's lack of communication over their roles and status. Whether that hurts the Knicks' chances of signing James remains to be seen. (New York Daily News) Comment

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As Jimmy Traina mentioned in yesterday's Hot Clicks, may be one of the coolest LeBron sites out there. And he's not joking. Not even a little. They have their own theme song ... of which I secretly want to download on iTunes if it's available. (AP)

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Reggie Miller talks to DP about LeBron's impact this summer.

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Just one more view of the LeBron-mobile: the trunk. This thing is truly amazing. (AP)

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