Disappointed but not deterred

Jerry Reinsdorf made sure to keep the free-agent courting process professional

Updated: July 9, 2010, 2:32 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

Jerry Reinsdorf had a good day on Thursday and LeBron James was not going to spoil it.

The Sox and Bulls chairman spent the afternoon watching his baseball team complete a four-game sweep over the Angels, reveling in the two-hit shutout of pitcher John Danks.

"Kid was great," Reinsdorf said.

And Thursday night?

"I'll probably watch the Minnesota-Toronto game and whenever the appointed hour comes around, I'll turn to ESPN," he said.

Reinsdorf wasn't surprised ...

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