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LeBron At A Theater Near You?

Cleveland Cavaliers rookie guard LeBron James before reg. season debut vs. Kings
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Fans who flock to see LeBron James star on the basketball court may soon be able to see him in their living rooms, either by buying a DVD or watching online auction listings.

The popular Cleveland Cavaliers rookie is in talks with director Spike Lee about developing a movie, James' agent, Aaron Goodwin, said Friday.

"We're still in the planning stages," Goodwin said. "We don't have a script yet. We have a production team in place. Spike has been interested for months now, and LeBron is excited about the project."

Attempts to reach Lee at his production company, 40 Acres and a Mule, were unsuccessful.

Meanwhile, by the thousands, Cavaliers fans lined up around Gund Arena on Wednesday night with one purpose: to get their hands on LeBron James.

LeBron James bobbleheads, that is.

More than three hours before the scheduled tipoff against the Atlanta Hawks, several thousand fans waited in line for 10,000 giveaway bobbleheads of the Cavaliers' rookie.

"That's why we're here," said Terry Templin, who drove from Lexington, Ky., with five family members. "We're bobblehead collectors and this is the one to get."

Lee, known throughout the NBA for his presence in courtside seats at New York Knicks games, directed a series of promotional commercials for TNT's basketball coverage before this season, including one featuring James in a crib with children singing to him.

Last year, Akron-based producer Joe Marsh tried to entice Lee to direct a documentary on James' rise to stardom. Marsh sued James for $15 million, claiming the player backed out of an oral contract. James' attorney denies the claim.

With lines weaved around the 20,000-seat Gund arena, Cavs officials decided to open the doors 10 minutes earlier than planned.

Templin got to Cleveland on Tuesday night, intent on sleeping outside so he would be among the first in line. His van was packed with sleeping bags, coolers and blankets.

"But they chased us out of here on golf carts, so we had to get a hotel room," he said.

Templin and his nephews, Mike and Kevin Deaton, got to the arena at 3 p.m. and were the first in a line outside one of the gates.

As fans entered the building, they were handed a yellow voucher to be redeemed at one of four distribution tables stacked with the collectibles.

The vouchers were all handed out in less than 30 minutes.

With bidders on eBay asking for more than $200 for one of the 7-inch statues, Templin said he was tempted to cash in.

"Michael Jordan's sold for $640, and the way it looks, LeBron's might someday be worth that much," Templin said.

Cavaliers coach Paul Silas was going to hang on to his.

"Yeah, I got one," Silas said. "I can't believe what those lines were like."