Measuring the LeBron James Free-Agency Noise

LeBron James of the Miami Heat keeps the ball away from the San Antonio Spurs in Game Five of the 2014 NBA Finals on June 15 Photograph by Chris Covatta/Getty Images

The National Basketball Association is in peak free-agent frenzy at the moment, and question marks are in heavy rotation on ESPN’s Sportscenter: “Return of the King?”, “Melo back to New York?” The league’s most dominant player, LeBron James, is a free agent again, four years after his famous decision to take his talents to South Beach and the Miami Heat. He is the biggest piece in the puzzle of setting NBA rosters for next season. Fellow free agents Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh are reportedly waiting on his choice, as are just about every NBA team and a rabid pack of journalists hoping to break the story on Twitter.

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