The Cash for Clunkers program ended at 8 p.m. Aug. 24. It is survived by thousands of appreciative middle-class auto buyers, several hundred thousand tons of smashed SUVs and dozens of stimulus programs that no one has heard of.
The "LeBron vs. Kobe" NBA Finals are on the back burner for at least another year while the Cleveland Cavaliers figure out how to surround their star with championship support. In today's NBA, it turns out, no one can do it alone, not even LeBron James. It appears Kobe Bryant will beat James to the title, which shouldn't be too surprising. Bryant has a better team around him.
Does LeBron James want to be the greatest basketball player of all time? If he can pack away an NBA title with the Cleveland Cavaliers this spring at age 24, he's well on his way. Does James want to be a true multi-national, multi-platform billionaire media personality? He can be as rich and famous as he wants, especially if he jumps over to Europe for a couple or three years, takes the long green and really dominates the Euroleague just as easily as everyone knows he would.