In case you missed it, LeBron James made an appearance at Rupp Arena yesterday to take in the Kentucky Wildcats’ thrashing of the Vanderbilt Commodores. “King” James even went as far as to become the “Y” in “Kentucky” during a cheer to start the second half.
It’s widely known that LeBron is very good friends with current Wildcat coach John Calipari and King James has visited the team on at least a couple of occasions prior. All of this has led to speculation that LeBron may be looking to opt out of his deal with the Cavaliers to sign with the Kentucky Wildcats.
Seeking to get to the bottom of this rumor, the EJSIC decided to interview a member of the King’s entourage who agreed to speak with us on the condition of anonymity. We asked said lacky if there was any truth to all the scuttlebutt:
“Well… I’ll just say that the King may be looking at trading in his royal red robe for a royal blue one and leave it at that.”
When pressed as to why an NBA superstar making millions of dollars would even fathom joining a college team, he had this to say:
“The King is all about winning a title and leaving a legacy. He thinks the Wildcats could dominate college basketball over the next 4 years with him on the roster.”
“Plus, did you know there’s no salary cap at Kentucky? And since the player salaries are all under the table, Bron may not even have to pay taxes anymore. It’s a win-win situation.”
So, how close is this to being a done deal?
“Like I said, look for the King to have a lot more blue in his wardrobe next season.”
So there you have it, folks. It looks like the rich may be getting richer in every sense of the word in Wildcat Country next season.