LeBron Trolls the World - Yahoo News
READ MORE Boyhood: Making An American Classic It started innocently enough, when reports began to surface that team owner Dan Gilberts plane may or may not have been in South Florida, either with or without Gilbert on board, for the purpose of meeting or not meeting up with LeBron. Seriously, this was a profoundly important NBA news item for a good chunk of Saturday. Then, on Sunday, the bile-filled and hilarious open letter in Comic Sans that Gilbert had penned and posted shortly after Jamess departure was mysteriously scrubbed from the teams official website, followed by denials from the front office that it had been removed recently at all, and certainly not because a certain ex-Cav might take umbrage with its continued online existence. READ MORE The Bridges Striking Heroine As a side note, if James and Gilbert are able to hug it out, that might be the most shocking twist in this entire soap opera. I mean, the latter went so far as to reduce the price tag for a LeBron James Fathead [Gilbert owns the company that manufactures these oversize accessories] to $17.41 because, as Steven Lebron (no relation) reminds us , That was the year Benedict Arnold was born. But on Wednesday evening, all of the fog and whispers and non-denial denials began to take solid form, even if the ride did feel like taking a ride on a rickety, slapdash Rube Goldberg machine. It began with an actual basketball transaction. READ MORE Carmelo Likely to Stay With Knicks In order to dump the salaries that were clogging their cap and make enough space to be able to offer $20.66 million to James, they dealt away Jarrett Jack, Sergei Karasev, Tyler Zeller, and a 2016 1st round pick to Brooklyn and Boston respectively, receiving nothing in return but fringe European prospects. If you were following this saga, online, it felt like a seismic rumble. There was no way the Cavs would pay for the privilege of ditching functional players from the roster if they didnt think they had a real shot. READ MORE San Franciscos Sexiest Cop The aftershocks followed hard and fast. That evening, though thered been gossip about speculation, anonymous quotes from friends of friends, and individuals close to the situation before, Chris Sheridan of sheridanhoops.com finally went on the record, stating that , The Decision has been made.
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Instagram's Messaging Feature Is Pretty Popular After All - Yahoo Finance
Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Instagram's Messaging Feature Is Pretty Popular After All By Steven Tweedie 1 hour ago 0 shares . Lucas Jackson/Reuters Approximately 25% of Instagram users used Instagram Direct last month, according to Fortune. That's 45 million monthy active users. Instagram Direct is Instagram's take on private direct messaging, allowing users to selectively send captioned photos without publishing them to their public feed. It's a feature that has arguably fallen by the wayside since its announcement seven months ago, but people could be warming up to the feature. Instagram recently announced that more than 45 million users either sent or received an Instagram Direct message, and with over 200 million active users, that means around 1 in 4 users have at least given the feature a try.
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It seems that, despite the madness of the past few weeks, James had made this decision some time ago. In fact, three weeks ago, his wife Savannah posted the following to her Instagram account: READ MORE Viral Vid: Planet of the Apes' Boyhood Akron, Ohio, is, of course, Jamess hometown, and he met Savannah while the two were high school classmates at St. Vincent-St. Marya Catholic prep school in Akron. So, if James knew of his decision weeks ago, as the cryptic Instagram post and his SI piece, which must have taken some time to prep, seem to indicate, then the de facto King of All Basketball Media was toying with us all alongand not just the fans, but also leaving his longtime teammates, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, who are also free agents seeking employment, in the lurch while the entire basketball realm awaited his big move. James even met with Pat Riley and Heat execs on Wednesday evening in Las Vegas and was reportedly accompanied on the flight over by his teammate and pal Wade. READ MORE Charlie Sheen Attends Running of Bulls The Decision, if you remember, was a PR nightmare. Broadcast live on the evening of July 8, 2010, it was a surreal 75-minute ESPN TV special in which James, an unrestricted free agent whod played all of his seven years in the league for his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers, announced that hed be heading to Miami.
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