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Chicago is ready for a new king

The city of big shoulders, bigger expectations and giant legacies is hungry for LeBron

Updated: July 1, 2010, 1:53 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

"Giants lived here once."

-- Nelson Algren, "Chicago: City on the Make"

CHICAGO -- Once upon a time, sporting giants did live in Chicago. Men named Butkus and Payton, Aparicio and Banks, Jordan and Pippen. I guess you could add Ditka to that list, and Jackson.

It had more to do with gait than size, and those who walked the walk in Chicago were respected and feared and beloved. We love our sports heroes here.

And we still have some bigger-than-life ...

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