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WHERE WILL LEBRON END UP?

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LeBron James will announce where he will sign during an ESPN special at 9 tonight. (ESPN says it will come within the first 10 minutes.) Where will he end up? A look at the possibilities:
CLEVELAND
James never has lived outside of Ohio, and he would have a tough time breaking the hearts of the hometown fans. And let's not forget, this is still a really good team, a team that has had the NBA's best regular-season record the past two seasons. His biggest concern is he might have a hard time getting a ring going through a conference where the Celtics, Magic and, now, the Heat are loaded. Chances of re-signing with Cleveland: 50.5 percent
CHICAGO
If James does not return to Cleveland, Chicago seems the most likely destination. He would join two young stars (Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah), and the Bulls also have brought in free agent Carlos Boozer. The Bulls could offer James the best chance at an NBA title. Chances of signing with Chicago: 25 percent
MIAMI
With Chris Bosh joining Dwyane Wade in Miami, is there really room (on the court or on the payroll) to sign James, too? The feeling is James and Wade probably wouldn't fit together anyway. Even if James did go to South Florida, the Heat would be forced to fill out the rest of its roster with minimum-salary players or Bosh, Wade and James would have to take less than the maximum salaries. All that doesn't seem likely. However, reports are the three held a conference call Wednesday. Hmm. Chances of signing with Miami: 15 percent
NEW YORK
The Knicks have been gearing up for two years to make a run at LeBron and added Amare Stoudemire last week. But it still seems as if they haven't built up the roster enough to be a championship contender, even with LeBron and Stoudemire. The best enticement for LeBron is it's the biggest media market in the country. Chances of signing with New York: 9 percent
NETS/CLIPPERS
Both teams made pitches to James, but both rosters are short of talent to put around him, taking them out of the picture. Chances of signing with the Nets or Clippers: 0.5 percent

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