Chris Paul’s Desire To Play for the New York Knicks Should Be Celebrated

July 23rd, 2010 by Keith Schlosser Leave a reply »

When LeBron James ultimately announced he would be joining the Miami Heat, he left many basketball fans confused.

Of course, joining Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami clearly gives Mr. James the best chance of winning a championship on paper. Fans understand that.

Did you notice I called him “Mr. James?” That is simply because LeBron cannot be considered “King James” any longer.

He will now have to defer, in every sense, to Wade, while playing in Miami.

What Mr. James left behind in Cleveland was a chance at being the best player he could be—a chance at being a legend.

What Mr. James forfeited in New York was fame, a larger fortune, and a personal empire.

Those are all the types of things Chris Paul could gain as a member of the New York Knicks, and he knows it.

Paul’s demand for a trade, with the Knicks at the top of his wish list, shows he is not afraid of taking on a challenge.
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