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NBA Free Agency: Insanity takes hold as race for LeBron James heats up

NBA writers of repute haven't been able to determine whether LeBron James is heading next year. But that hasn't stopped silly season from descending upon us.

Chris Covatta

Last night we brought you the latest on what people who cover basketball and Cleveland sports for a living are saying about LeBron James' free agency. From what's been reported so far, it appears that Miami, Cleveland, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, and the Los Angeles Lakers are in the running for the four time MVP.

But they aren't the only ones weighing in on James' choice. No, things have become a bit insane.

I'm ashamed to admit that I did not know who QTip was before this tweet. It appears he is an accomplished Hip-Hop artist. I know very little about music. But what the heck is QTip doing breaking news on LeBron James? There can't possibly be a connection there, right?



But wait! That's not all. Josh Teplitz, a personal trainer based out of Cleveland has been tweeting for the last 24 hours about LeBron James imminent return:

Teplitz continued on quite the tweeting binge after this. He thinks James has already made up his mind and even informed Miami of his decision. Now, we want to be clear on the site: you have to take this stuff with a grain of salt. There's a chance that this is exactly what's going to happen. A guy on RealGM forums completely called the Jason Kidd/Brooklyn Nets fiasco a full 24 hours before the national media got to it.

But it's also not something you should take to the bank. Things are getting crazy and we all know people on the internet like to have sources. What might Teplitz's sources be?

So he might run with an Akron crew that knew James. That Akron crew might know what LeBron James is going to do. LeBron James might not know what LeBron James is going to do.

James is a free agent, and this stuff is likely to continue until we get a definitive answer. Have fun!