What we know: LeBron James is a free agent.
What we don’t know: What team James will play for in the future. For the time being, James has made one decision and opened up a twitter account today and the following story was released by the Associated Press:
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James has made one decision — he joined Twitter.
The NBA’s most ballyhooed free agent opened an account on the social networking site Tuesday. Publicist Keith Estabrook confirmed the monicker kingjames is indeed LeBron. It is not known if James will post his own messages or have someone do it for him.
James had been reluctant to join Twitter or Facebook and had even joked in the past about how other athletes discussed their personal lives online.
New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul, one of James’ closest friends, posted on Twitter at midday today that while he couldn’t persuade the two-time MVP to tell him which team he’ll sign with, he talked him into joining the service. Less than an hour after Paul’s tweet, James had nearly 18,000 followers — even though he had yet to make a single post.
By 2:30 p.m., James had nearly 60,000 followers.
Under the bio heading on James’ page it reads: King of Akron.
James has yet to announce where he’ll play next season, a decision that could affect the future of several franchises and the city of Cleveland’s economy. The 25-year-old Akron native has spent his first seven seasons as a pro with the Cavaliers.