ESPN Cut Into Yankees-Red Sox To Report On LeBron Signing With Lakers

After much courting by a whole range of teams, LeBron James has made his next decision on where to play, heading to the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year, $154 million deal. This decision was announced not through ESPN and Jim Gray or Sports Illustrated (but really Chris Broussard, obviously), but through a tweeted press release from the Klutch Sports Group at 8:05 p.m. Eastern Sunday night. (James then followed it up with an Instagram Stories farewell to Cleveland.) '

But, despite being in the middle of a Sunday Night Baseball broadcast between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, ESPN was relatively quick to jump on this on TV, first putting it on the ticker on repeat and then breaking into the broadcast (around 8:25 p.m. Eastern) to have Zubin Mehenti and Adrian Wojnarowski share the news:


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