The closest thing I remember to free agent bonanza prior to this LeBronamania was a Sports Illustrated featuring Reggie White visiting (I think) the Browns and a handful of other teams. Simple, understated and, to a child it, exciting. This LeBron James thing? Well, I think we’re already getting a little out of control. While it’s amusing to see people take to the streets in Los Angeles, billboards in Chicago and a site and song created by the greatest professional basketball fans on the planet in Dallas, the news that LeBron is creating a special edition shoe to commemerate each free agent visit, with the team’s logo and date seems to be a little over the top. And this is coming from a guy who searched high and low for a UK version of his shoes.
However, if you’re interested in this sort of thing, Bryan the Intern has a pair of Sambas with “Olive Garden 05-22-10” painted on the heel that he’s willing to part with for a small fee.