It’s no secret that LeBron James is a pro wrestling fan, and I’m convinced that he and his handlers took their cues from WWE when putting together the mega-hyped special on ESPN Thursday night in which James revealed that he was signing with the Miami Heat.
Was it a dog-and-pony show? Absolutely, but it's all anyone has been talking about, and if you’re even a casual sports fan, you couldn’t resist watching even if you loathed the idea of such a spectacle.
Personally, I found the whole thing more entertaining than any NBA game this past season except for Game 7 of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics. It was great theater and it stirred people’s emotions.
Vince McMahon couldn’t have done it any better himself.