Anyone who expected LeBron James to announce on July 1 where he will play next season better think again. Things could drag for a while.
According to multiple media reports, James plans to make a tour when the free-agent period begins where he will visit the prospective cities and let them wine and dine him, so to speak.
The tour is expected to begin in New York with the Knicks followed by a short trip across the Hudson River to visit with the New Jersey Nets. From there, it's on to Chicago for a meeting with the Bulls. Other possible stops are Miami and Los Angeles (Clippers).
Regardless of how many stops are made, the tour will conclude in Cleveland where the Cavaliers will get an opportunity to make their pitch to keep James exactly where he is.
Whatever happens, it's a certainty the tour will become a spectacle.