As this story shows, they're still around and more irresponsible than ever. Had James said he would sign a $20-million deal last summer, they would have fought one another to take him up on it. Had he demanded that Knight and Adidas' Sonny Vacarro fight a duel to see who got him, they'd have asked, "To the death?"
Thankfully, James is such a singular talent, we're not likely to see anything like this soon. With that in mind, Westchester High boys' basketball Coach Ed Azzam told The Times' Ben Bolch, "I don't know if it sends up a red flag."