Gov. Ted Strickland has made no bones about it - he wants Cleveland Cavaliers basketball star LeBron James to stay in Cleveland. James has been in meetings with officials from various basketball teams who are trying to get the superstar player to sign with them, now that he's become a free agent. In an interview with Statehouse reporters, including Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles, Governor Strickland Strickland explains he's continuing his quest to keep LeBron in Cleveland.
Over the past few days, representatives from pro basketball teams in Miami, New York City, Chicago, Dallas, and Cleveland have made pitches to LeBron to try to convince him to sign a contract to play with their teams. James is expected to reveal his decision to the public tomorrow.