CLEVELAND -- Surprise, surprise. The Bulls snuck into the IMG building through a back door a short while ago and avoided a modest crowd of fans and media waiting by the entrance to the building's garage -- the entry point used by James and his entourage and every other team has that visited with the All-Star the last few days.
As expected, the Bulls' contingent consisted of chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, executive vice president John Paxson, general manager Gar Forman and coach Tom Thibodeau.
James' meeting with the Cleveland Cavaliers lasted just under two hours and broke up just before noon Chicago time. A crowd of a couple hundred people were waiting outside before James' arrival and chanted "LBJ... LBJ... " as vehicles carrying James and Cavs officials entered the building just before 10 a.m.
The gathering, though, seemed a bit orchestrated. As soon James and the Cavs' brass was inside, the crowd broke up rather quickly as an apparent organizer yelled, "Be back at 2:30 or 3 o'clock when LeBron comes out."
Cleveland general manager Chris Grant made a brief statement to reporters, essentially saying it was a good meeting and thanking James for holding the meetings in his hometown.