Will Chinese investors sway LeBron?

Selling stake to China-based investors helps Cavs' case, but winning still the key

Originally Published: June 1, 2009
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

The question is being asked in front offices all over the NBA map: How much can the freshly humbled Cleveland Cavaliers realistically increase their odds of keeping LeBron James by selling a 15 percent stake of the club to China-based investors?

Some rival executives are applauding the Cavaliers -- desperate as they are to re-sign their homegrown face of the franchise either this summer or the following summer -- for their ingenuity and ambition. Seeking new investors who theoretically ...

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