LeBron James' future will be debated and analyzed for the next 20 months. There are already whispers that the Knicks are the early leaders to land the potential free-agent-to-be in 2010. One person who may have intimate knowledge about LeBron's next move is William Wesley, a close friend and adviser to the Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star. Wesley is regarded as a powerful insider among the NBA's top players and executives, with connections to everyone from Michael Jordan to James. When asked during Wednesday's Knicks-Pistons game at Auburn Hills if he feels the Knicks are the favorite to sign LeBron in two years, Wesley smiled and said: "Barack Obama could use Donnie Walsh to clear salary-cap space for the country." (New York Daily News) Comment
Reports coming out of Japan indicate that the Red Sox are the choice of coveted amateur pitcher Junichi Tazawa, a 22-year-old righthander who idolizes Daisuke Matsuzaka. Sankei Sports reported on Thursday that Tazawa told an associate that he has agreed to a three-year major league deal with the Red Sox, placing him on Boston's 40-man roster. The official announcement is expected on Dec. 1 according to the report. (Boston Globe) Comment
Colt McCoy said he would like nothing more than to be a four-year starter at quarterback for Texas. But he also would like to know what the NFL thinks about him and his stock at the next level. McCoy, a junior, plans to file paperwork after the season to receive feedback from an NFL advisory committee. He would still retain his eligibility for his senior season. McCoy also plans to talk with Texas coach Mack Brown and director of football operations Cleve Bryant after the season. (Dallas Morning News) Comment
This Thanksgiving, Lions fans started asking for Christmas presents early.(AP)
In honor of the latest Stephon Marbury drama, we dig up an interview from his high school days.
1989 -- Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci flees to Hungary 1981 -- Bear Bryant wins his 315th game to become college football's winningest coach 1972 -- LA Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to California Angels 1958 -- George "Punch" Imlach becomes coach of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs
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