Tue Jun 01 11:15am EDT
As you may have heard, LeBron James(notes) has options this offseason. And if you haven't heard, this guy will help you out. And if you don't care about all the particulars, you certainly know that King James will be a free agent this summer. We've only been talking about it for three years.
Furthermore, you know that fans are doing anything they can think of to entice James to play for their team. Songs and websites and customized cars are just the start. Now, WKNR, an ESPN radio station in Cleveland, has launched "Beards for 'Bron," the latest and greatest in hilarious recruiting tools. You can probably figure out what's going on by the name, but if not, here's the description offered on its throwback website:
Start growing your beard & participate in Beards for 'Bron! On June 1, 2010 you can show your support along with the ESPN Cleveland staff in growing out your beard as a message of solidarity to show our support for Cleveland in general, and our sports teams in particular!
There ya go. Cleveland is growing beards for LeBron James because he likes beards, I guess. He's sported a full playoff beard in the past, not to mention his ever-changing assortment of mustaches, line-beards and chin-straps, so it's easy to see why he'd want to stay in Cleveland if everyone had a beard. You too, ladies.
Of course, if LeBron does end up staying in Cleveland, let's hope that WKNR adds LeBron's beard to its illustrious gallery of famous beards in history. Surely LeBron would love to see himself alongside the likes of Jesus Christ, Santa Claus and David Spade.