How did Larry King get King James first?


Lorenzo Bevilaqua/CNN

UPDATED at 2:15 p.m. TUESDAY:

Akron … do you have a question for LeBron James?


Yes, Larry King, how did you cut in front of the line to talk to Bron-Bron first?

CNN announced today that King (as in Larry) has done a sit-down with King (as in James) that won’t air until Friday at 6 p.m. on “Larry King Live.”

James hasn’t talked to the media since the Cleveland Cavaliers were kicked out of the playoffs — second round, by the Boston Celtics, who’ve since also eliminated the Orlando Magic to make it to the NBA Finals against the Lakers.

Why does anyone care about what James says now? His free agent status begins in a month. The Cavs have already offered him an extension that will give him many more millions than anyone else can offer.

A brief highlight of the discussion that CNN release this afternoon and surely ESPN wlll run the rest of the day as breaking news:


King: Do you lean at all toward the place you know the best? I mean do they have an edge going in…

James: Oh, absolutely.

King: … your home team?

James: Absolutely. Because, you know, this city, these fans, I mean, have given me a lot in these seven years. And, you know, for me, it’s comfortable. So I’ve got a lot of memories here. And – and so it does have an edge.

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