Knicks Didn’t Get LeBron, but All Is Not Lost

July 9th, 2010 by Sammy Makki Leave a reply »
Knicks fans have every right to be angry at LeBron James and to be disappointed in Donnie Walsh.

What joining Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami shows is that James has conceded that he can't win on his own.

If James were to come to New York City and not perform because of there being too much pressure, the Knicks would've been in trouble. At the end of the LeBron James saga, let him go where he wants.

Three stars without a roster built around them won't win them championships on their own. Maybe if it were three-on-three, but that's not how the NBA works.

Not to say that the New York Knicks are stacked from top-to-bottom like the Lakers— they're not— but at least they have gone from a laughingstock to a playoff contender.

The plan for Knicks President Donnie Walsh was to get under the cap. In order to do that, he successfully traded away Zach Randolph, Jamal Crawford, and Jared Jeffries, among others. It's not his fault that Eddy Curry's contract can't be removed, but it will expire after next season.

Trying to lure in James, he signed Amare Stoudemire to a five-year, $100 million max contract. ...

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