Group plans rally Sunday to bring LeBron James to Portland

This time, it’s official. A group of Trail Blazers fans who want LeBron
James to sign with Portland will hold a rally Sunday outside the Rose
Garden.

The rally was originally scheduled for Pioneer Courthouse Square until
organizer David Chitsazan discovered the group needed a permit. The
group has secured permission to gather on the sidewalk that surrounds
the Rose Garden and Memorial Coliseum.

"We will remain on that city block," Chitsazan said in an e-mail. "The
event was approved by City of Portland Special Events Coordinator
Allison Madsen."

James, the NBA’s two-time reigning Most Valuable Player, is set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1 and has said very little on where he wants to play.

Veteran NBA writer Sam Smith fueled speculation about James signing with Portland by writing that the Blazers have assets — specifically three centers under contract in Greg Oden, Marcus Camby and Joel Przybilla — that could induce the Cavaliers to do a sign-and-trade deal with Portland.

Here is the group’s news release:

http://blog.oregonlive.com/behindblazersbeat/2010/06/blazers_group_plans_rally_sund.html

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