Beggars Opera

In The Court of The King

By: NBASCOUT / Special to

They came and they went … Hat in hand. From near and far. Out of the sky and by land. Caravans with jesters and acrobats, bean counters and hypnotists … All begging for a few moments with the King … Proffering lavish gifts if only he would rule their lands. They even showed up in wheelchairs.*

Will this 25 year old royal build his palace in their town? … Or Chi town?

Will he stay loyal to his subjects? … Or cast them adrift on harsh seas to endure the endless pain of losing again? Will he build far flung empires in far off lands? … Or make Cleveland the center of the known world?

Well, if you believe the King James version of each of the visits, they all have a good chance. It now progresses from a beggars soap opera to the theater of the absurd as a decision is now expected some time before Christmas.

It is all in the hands of the agents and their king. Speculation is of no value.

I think at this juncture, I would make contact with LeBron and find out if he wouldn\’t mind playing alongside David Lee? If not, I would sign Lee and wait for the King.

NBASCOUT is an independent freelance sportswriter that covers the NBA and the New Jersey Nets. He is not affiliated with the National Basketball Association. Copyright 2010 by NBASCOUT, all rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the express written consent of the author. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and not necessarily this website. You may e-mail NBASCOUT in care-of his wife, who writes for children, at

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