Everyone knows the personality of Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco –  flamboyant, funny and just a little bit crazy.

Also, if you follow Ochocinco on Twitter, then you have a clearer picture of his personality, and how he interacts with other celebrities across the sports and entertainment world.

Therefore, it will come as no surprise that Ochocinco has two cents on the LeBron James free agency story in the NBA.

Earlier today, Ochocinco – via his twitter account – first sent the following message directed at King James himself:


@KingJames big bruh can i break the news now or do i still have to wait?

Certainly, there was no response from LeBron James.  After all, he’s only sent three tweets since his Twitter debut yesterday.  That, plus James isn’t sending any direct messages on Twitter – because he isn’t following anyone back.

Heck, who knows – it may not even be LeBron sending out the tweets… you never know.

A few minutes later, Ochocinco followed up with the following tweet:


#OCNNBREAKINGNEWS *Empire State of Mind* *wink* *wink*only the smart folk will put this together and figure out what i am talking about #6

For those that immediately think that Ochocinco is hinting at the Knicks – because of the song’s lyrics (and that New York is the “Empire State”) – nevermind that.

“Empire State of Mind” is also a song by rapper Jay-Z – who as many know, is part-owner of the New Jersey Nets and a friend of LeBron James.

Therefore, as you can imagine, this sent Twitter into a bit of a frenzy, as the speculation continues leading up to LeBron James’ decision on Thursday night.

Upon doing some additional research on the matter, I didn’t see any write-ups on how James and Ochocinco were the best of friends – or whether Jay-Z is chummy with the Bengals receiver, either.

Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s possible, as a lot of these guys know each other quite well.


Does Ochocinco know something about where LeBron will sign, or is he just messing with us?

But for now, chalk it up as another rumor – or some more fun being had in the direction of basketball fans – and the media, too.

Judging by his past antics – from touchdown celebrations to Dancing with the Stars, we shouldn’t put it past Ochocinco to be having a little bit of fun.

Whether that fun is at our expense, that remains to be seen – but I consider it to be quite likely.

Then again, if this turns out to be true… one can imagine that ESPN won’t be too pleased, considering the hyped up LeBron James one-hour special that will be airing tomorrow night.

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