I know there have been a few posts on James and his decision, but I thought this article, in the L.A. Times entertainment business blog, was worthy of linking. The writer had spent some time interviewing James and commented on his large entourage as follows:
"When someone brought a tray of sandwiches for everyone to snack on before LeBron did an interview with Jay Leno, LeBron eyed the sandwiches, deciding he only wanted half of one. "Who wants half of my sandwich?" he asked. Everyone's hand went up. Apparently his entire posse was positively craving half a sandwich. I suspect if LeBron had asked if anyone wanted to dump a bucket of Gatorade over Jay Leno's head, just as many hands would've shot up."
Entitled "Did Lebron James just Jump the Shark?" (scroll down a bit on the linked page) it makes some valid points regarding what IME, was the freak show we saw on ESPN the other night.