Is LeBron James Playing the New York Media and Fans?

April 1st, 2010 by Jim Bertsch Leave a reply »
New Yorkers believe in their fair city. It is the greatest city on the planet, ever. New York's success in sports is legendary.

In baseball, they bought multiple championships by tapping into the free agent market and attracting the very best talent with money and the glamour of the BIG city. In football the Giants have won three Super Bowls, the most recent in the 2007-2008 season.

Basketball has been a different story.

The Knicks haven't won an NBA championship since 1973. They have put some great teams on the floor, especially in the 1990s, but Michael Jordan and the Bulls always were a little better. The Knicks are a proud franchise; who can forget Willis Reed, Dave Debusschere, Walt Frazier, Bill Bradley, Bernard King, and Patrick Ewing?

But the last few years the Knicks have been concerned with reducing salary, not winning championships. They put a team on the floor without spending money on top talent. Their excuse to the fans was that they need at least two, if not three, max contracts for the summer of 2010. The poor state of the team reflects those choices.

Cleveland on the other hand, has acquired the likes of ...

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