(CBS News) Balloon drops might be competing with basketballs in Cleveland.
NBA superstar LeBron James' announcement Friday that he was returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA could throw up a roadblock for Republican plans to nominate their presidential contender in 2016 on Lake Erie's shores. If James leads his team into post-season play in 2016, Republicans could find their preferred June 28 start date for the convention impossible.
That leaves Republicans with the backup date of July 18 - still earlier than parties typically nominate their presidential hopeful in recent years, but later than RNC chief Reince Priebus preferred.
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