Marc Stein of ESPN suggests that Cleveland fan concern about Lebron James's personal relationship with Jay-Z is a bit over the top. He writes that the league won't regulate friendship even if this one drives the Lake City a bit crazy. The NBA's only concern he says is if the Nets minority owner once again suggests his pal should join the Nets if he isn't happy in Cleveland. That, he writes, was "clearly over the top" and if repeated could lead to "a significant financial penalty" for New Jersey.
- Midsummer notebook: AI, LeBron, Dirk and Amare - Marc Stein - ESPN