Chapter 10: The LeBron Lottery

Originally Published: November 9, 2007
By and Brian Windhorst | Special to ESPN.com

Editor's note: In this excerpt from the forthcoming book "The Franchise," LeBron James is the prize in a very high-stakes lottery.

The franchise-shaking moment occurred in a normally quiet and unassuming four-story beige building tucked into a faceless office park just off the New Jersey Turnpike. It was between a busy Wal-Mart and a Courtyard hotel, at the NBA Entertainment structure in Secaucus, N.J., that LeBron James became a Cavalier. For 364 days each year, the facility operates in ...

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