In just six hours after New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul tweeted that LeBron James had joined Twitter under the username @KingJames, the account had surpassed 150,000 followers, outpacing the growth of other celeb Twitter users, according to the New York Times.
There is speculation that the NBA’s most famous free agent joined Twitter so that he could announce where he will play next season. but in fact, James will reveal his plans in a live prime time event Thursday night at 9 on ESPN, the network reported.
Last week, James met with the New York Knicks, the New Jersey Nets, his longtime team Cleveland Cavaliers, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat. Now, they and everyone else will find out James’s highly anticipated plans.
Thursday marks the first day that free agents can sign new contracts that have been verbally agreed upon. Starting July 1, teams and players were allowed to negotiate, but not consummate new deals.
James has been the center of the sports universe for the last week due to NBA free agency. After creating his Twitter account Tuesday, it gained more than 85,000 followers before his first tweet, which stated: “Hello World, the Real King James is in the Building Finally.”