Did LeBron ‘Entity’ Pay Gray For ESPN Foreplay?

The fallout of ESPN’s regrettable decision to air the LeBron James conflict of interest-fest last night continues.

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CNBC’s Darren Rovell reports Friday that the man who dragged out James’ ESPN-branded ‘Decision’ through two commercial breaks, interviewer Jim Gray, was paid by an “entity” representing the interests of James and the production itself:

Gray’s travel and payment for “The Decision” show was being paid by the entity set up by Team LeBron and not by ESPN, as CNBC has learned.

Gray has since denied that he took money from James or his marketing company, LRMR - as reported by Bloomberg’s Michelle Steele on Twitter: Read more…