Basketball superstar LeBron James' decision of where to play next season will be announced live on ESPN at 8 p.m. If you believe the rumors (or ESPN's shameless attempt to drum up drama), King James is leaving Cleveland for Miami where he'll create a South Beach Super Team with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Or he'll choose to stay home in Cleveland and ESPN will have 50 minutes of feel good.
But what happened to the campaign to bring King James to Kansas City?
It's still going on. The tongue-in-cheek "Bring LeBron to KC" campaign
was put together by KC ad agency Sullivan
Higdon & Sink, and they posted a final plea to James:
Everyone knows by now that tonight you're announcing your decision onThe Bring LeBron to KC campaign is really about raising money to "develop our own King" with the "LeBron Fund" (all donations going to Metro Sports Youth Basketball Leagues).
primetime television. And, really, we couldn't be happier for you.
Sure, you somehow managed to get 299,000+ followers on Twitter in half
the time it took us to get 16. But we're still happy for you.
This evening, before the cameras start rolling, we want you to think
about one thing and one thing only: what
about the kids? More specifically, the kids here in Kansas City.
Throughout this whole hoopla, no other city has truly tried to make
their community a better place in your name outside of us. Not even New
York. They're too busy clamoring about how many billions of dollars they
can make off of you. We don't roll that way. We don't want to use you.
We want to invest in you.
It's pretty simple; we enjoy watching the best basketball players do
what they do. And we enjoy watching you be the King.
If everything we've done thus far isn't enough, we promise that if
you signed with us, we will never, ever, EVER sign Delonte West.
Hope you've enjoyed it as much as we have,