LeBron, Calipari package deal?

May 17th, 2010 by John Krolik

According to the Chicago Tribune, William Wesley may be shopping LeBron and John Calipari as a package deal. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

League sources said Sunday that noted NBA power broker William Wesley continues to work back channels to sell John Calipari and James as a package deal to franchises such as the Bulls, Nets and Clippers with coaching vacancies and salary cap room.

Another league source confirmed that an unknown Calipari connection contacted Bulls management over the weekend. This not only once again renders the coach’s vows to remain at Kentucky hollow, it underscores the juggling act general manager Gar Forman and senior vice president John Paxson must navigate as they tackle a coaching search while planning for free agency, which begins July 1.

Lovely stuff. I won’t go on too much about this because it’s 5:30 in the morning and I need to sleep at some point, but nothing about this makes me happy at all. Calipari appears to be the best coaching choice for a team that wants LeBron right now, because LeBron wants Calipari. LeBron wants Calipari because William Wesley is a mutual friend. It’s the ugly side of professional sports rearing its head. By the way, Chicago, there is no possible scenario in which Joe Johnson would be a better addition than LeBron.