If there is anything that we can learn from the LeBron James free agency saga it is one thing, people go absolutely mental for any type of conspiracy or fake breaking news and love to think that they are one step ahead of ESPN.
Social media is only driving this mass hysteria. And to be honest, it's pretty fun to watch. So here is basically just a quick run-down of all the meaningless rubbish that has NBA supporters convinced that LeBron has already decided to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Let's start off with the big one from yesterday. The pictures that emerged of moving trucks parked outside of James' house in Miami that was loading up his collection of exotic cars and transporting them.
You can see why this one would generate some proverbial heat on Twitter. Moving trucks outside a house aren't normally a usual sign for somehow who could well be staying in Miami this summer, but here's the truth...
LeBron has his cars moved to Akron, Ohio every summer. Literally every single year he has been at the Heat he has gone back home to Akron and taken the supercars with him. Case closed.
The Cupcake Shop
Apparently in NBA Free Agency, even cupcake makers in Canton become legitimate sources that should definitely be totally taken seriously and why is this nobody getting these scoops ahead of Woj and Broussard. Caroline’s Cupcakes broke the news of the return thanks to "a friend who is directly tied in with Lebron." Brilliant.
I think this one is my favourite of all the mental stuff. A screenshot of an email conversation with a web developer who says that there are "hidden pages" on Lebron's website that are currently blank except for three color codes, which correspond to the colors of the Cavs uniform. DUN DUN DUN!
Never mind the fact that other computer guys have gone on Twitter themselves saying they can't find any hidden pages at all, they must be n00bs.
Last but not at all least, is the fact that LeBron's official twitter account has recently followed Ohio.com and the Akron Beacon. I mean if that's not proof then i have no idea what is!
Thankfully, the people at ohiodotcom have mercifully come out and nipped all the conspiracy nonsense in the bud. The James account followed them after they posted an article about LeBron James’ foundation teaming up with “Rehab Addict,” a television show to carry out renovations around Akron.
People are weird when it comes to rumours, and it is incredible just to marvel at.