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South Florida radio station taking thoughtful approach to recruiting LeBron

Beginning with Joe Rose in the morning, the folks at 560 WQAM-AM are raising money for the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County on Tuesday in a creative and thoughtful effort to convince LeBron James to stay in Miami.

Negotiations for free agency can begin on Tuesday and James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh each opted out of their contracts in recent days to become unrestricted free agents. Teams reportedly will be lining up this week in the hopes of securing a meeting with James. Heat president Pat Riley, of course, has had a head start on the field.

James has worked closely with the Boys and Girls Club for many years. His ill-fated television special in the summer of 2010 to announce his decision to sign with the Heat rasied money for the organization.

Here's the full press release from 560: 

Sports Radio 560 WQAM-AM will celebrate “LEBRON-A-THON” all day, tomorrow July 1st, 2014.  South Florida has enjoyed championship basketball the last four years, and we want more. We all want LeBron James to stay in Miami and WQAM is encouraging listeners put their money where their mouth is, by supporting a great cause. Listeners are being encouraged to visit where they can click on the “LEBRON-A-THON” banner to make a donation. 100% of the proceeds will benefit The Boys and Girls Club of Broward County.

Representatives from The Boys and Girls Club of Broward County will be visiting The Kup & Crowder Show at 1pm to talk about the charity “LEBRON-A-THON”.

Additionally, fans that make a donation will also be registered to win a pair of tickets to the 2014 Miami HEAT Home Opener.  

LEBRON-A-THON” July 1st on 560 WQAM

  • The Joe Rose Show 6am-10am
  • Guzio & Donno (Brandon Guzio & Alex Donno) 10am-1pm
  • Kup & Crowder (Adam Kuperstein & Channing Crowder) 1pm-3pm
  • The Marc Hochman Show w/ Zach Krantz 3pm-7pm
  • Kevin Rogers 7pm-10pm



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Great idea! Let's all give what we can. Small donations can add up quickly if enough people participate.

The Boys and Girls Club does excellent work and is certainly a worthy cause to give to, regardless of the Lebron issue.


That's a GREAT idea !

So far...everything going according to "retooling" plan.

heat 2014-2015

pg *napier (shaun livingston) or jameer nelson got waived

sg wade allen *ennis

sf james (chandler parson)/ beasley

pf bosh / lewis / haslem

c (gortat) / andersen / oden / hamilton






I think the first call the Heat should make after talking to the big 3 is Josh McRoberts. We need bigs who aren't hurt, that can stretch the floor and rebound! He does all that. Then I'd call Trevor ariza, Gortat see where their head is at. I'd give a call to Shaun Livingston / Jameer Nelson .. I still think Nelson has stuff left in the tank, but he just needs that spark of being on a winning team! As AWesome as it sounds, don't see gasol or Parsons coming here. As bad as it sounds I think Cole will have to go. I do like his hustle and motor, but the Heat need someone to mentor Napier and run an offense as well as slow down defenders. Would love to have billups work with him.

And also try to get that big from FLORIDA who went undrafted .. you know the last big we got from Fla who went undrafted is now the heart and soul of this team, perfect mentorship. And bring back Ennis from Australia! We'd be golden. Get rid of Hamilton, and either play Oden or get rid of him also.

NAPIER / *Livingston (*Nelson)
Wade / Ray Allen / *Ennis [he or beas could play the 2]
James / *Ariza / Beasley / jones
Rashard lewis / *Patrick young / Haslem
Bosh / McRoberts / Birdman

And bam! If the Heat are able to pry Gortat back to Florida then drop either James Jones or I hate to say it.. Birdman

That 'big' that you're referring to is my man Patric Young. I've been screaming from the rafters that he as well as Scottie Wilbekin would be a great fit for the Heat. Young would be the younger version of Haslem & Scottie plays hellish defense. Patric has been picked up by the New Orleans Pelicans summer league team while I think Scottie's going to Phoenix. I think Parsons would be a gret fit as well. Leve Livingston in Brooklyn but Nelson coudl work as well

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