Wednesday: Happy LBJ Day

The day Knicks fans have long awaited is finally here -- LeBron James is a free agent at midnight -- and if you believe most of what you read and hear, he’s going pretty much anywhere but New York. But hey, that’s why they play the games, or something like that. Either way, we’re all over it.

Tonight we’ll point to the LeBron specials on 1050 and on TV. At midnight we’ll post a ton of fresh content: a news story from Chris Sheridan on the Knicks’ and Nets’ recruiting itineraries, plus columns from Ian O’Connor, Rob Parker and Johnette Howard. Chris Broussard and the rest of the NBA national crew will be front and center on video, audio and text. We’ll miss the LeBron countdown clock, but we can start counting down to the MLB trade deadline soon enough.

Speaking of which, Ian Begley writes that Cliff Lee had a pretty good audition last night at Yankee Stadium, and Andrew Marchand has an excellent take on the unpleasant side effects of the Hughes Rules. Adam Rubin says the Mets' rotation needs help (hmm) -- Mike Pelfrey tries to play the stopper tonight in San Juan.

US Soccer coach Bob Bradley will be in our office for live shots today. Jane McManus will be here to chat him up. And Ohm Youngmisuk will chat with Giants fans starting at noon.