The decision that LeBron James is currently making between playing for either the Cleveland Cavaliers or the Miami Heat has stolen nearly every news headline in the country this week, and maybe rightfully so. But here’s the thing: It has nothing to do with anything that James himself has said or done, rather the news is coming from folks in the NBA universe with “sources.” Like ESPN’s Chris Broussard and independent hoops writer Chris Sheridan.
And now, the situation has gotten so big that one is taking shots at the other.
After it was reported by Broussard on Friday morning that the letter Dan Gilbert wrote on the Cavaliers’ official website when LeBron left four years ago was swaying him away from the Cavs and pushing him toward re-signing with the Heat, Sheridan called out the way in which Broussard uses his “sources.”
Rules of journalism state that anonymous sources should only be used to report facts, not opinions. @Chris_Broussard breaking that rule.
— Chris Sheridan (@sheridanhoops) July 11, 2014
Now if you don’t know, Sheridan could be getting a little miffed because he was the first one to report just the other day that LeBron back to the Cavaliers is a lock, and even went so far as to say that the announcement will take place on LeBron’s official website.
This is where this situation has gotten. This is the point where we are at right now; reporters jabbing at one another on twitter.
However, such is the life when you’re tasked with watching the every move of the best basketball player on the planet when he’s about to make one of the biggest decisions of his career.