And the winner of the Lebron James sweepstakes is........

7/8/10 in NBA   |   Scott   |   54826 respect

Finally the speculation can be put to rest.  Lebron James made it official Thursday night during his ESPN primetime special that he will be joining Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh with the Miami Heat.

The decision was anti-climatic at best, thanks to the power of the internet, blogging and social networking.  Rumors had heated up early Wednesday morning that James might be leaning toward the Heat when reports surfaced that James had a conference call with Bosh and Wade after the latter two had committed to the Heat.  In the hours leading up to the announcement, more reports had surfaced that James had rented a couple of condos in the South Beach area for a party this weekend to celebrate his decision.  Even ESPN's own basketball insider, Chris Broussard, had reported that Miami was going to be the choice.

Regardless, this saga is finally over.  Miami still has some work to do to fill out a roster around these 3 players but obviously, they immediately step to the head of the class in the Eastern Conference

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