Welcome to You Gotta See This, a new feature where we'll point out some interesting/entertaining/absurd things happening in sports. This one is the latter.
With LeBron James reportedly mulling whether to sign with the Miami Heat or return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, basketball fans are scouring the internet for any morsel of info about where the NBA's best player will end up.
In this age of blanket, no-such-thing-as-an-off-season coverage of the NBA, everyone, it seems, is a reporter. Some are just more reliable than others.
As the LeBron rumours fly, former heavyweight boxing champ Riddick Bowe "broke" this "news" on Twitter:
BREAKING NEWS: Lebron James signs with Toronto @Raptors for 5 years $109million. 100% confirmed from team executives. Congrats my bro Lebron— Riddick Bowe (@riddickbowe) July 9, 2014
He followed with these tweets:
Lebron still needs to sign on the dotted line but he has formally agreed to join the Toronto @Raptors for the next 5 years said my source.— Riddick Bowe (@riddickbowe) July 9, 2014
Problem: The Raptors don't have the cap space to sign LeBron, and he's indicated no interest in joining them.
Then there's Bowe, who hails from Brooklyn, N.Y., but seems to have an odd (and confusing) interest in the Toronto sports scene:
Problem: Trading a draft pick for a player in a whole different sport, who's never played your sport, probably violates any number of league rules.
And despite his strangely spot-on knowledge of the Leafs' hashtag, Bowe's hockey intelligence seems questionable:
Problem: Ovechkin is engaged to Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko.
So, yeah, don't listen to Riddick Bowe.