LeBron James To New York: Contrary To Popular Belief, James Is Not Yet a Knick

May 14th, 2010 by Michael Fitzpatrick Leave a reply »

Every time LeBron James went to the foul line last night, chants of “New York Knicks” began radiating around the new Boston Garden.

Despite a triple-double, James appeared disconnected from the game and his teammates for most of an evening that led to a 94-85 Celtics win and yet another early playoff exit for the Cavaliers.

Needless to say, the New York Post ran a headline in their sports section first thing this morning titled “Bring on The King,” as if James had already been signed, sealed, and delivered to Madison Square Garden.

But, let’s just for a moment think about James’ decision in an objective manner.

Aside from playing in the largest market in American sports, what can the New York Knicks really offer James in terms of his ultimate goals?

The guy is already one of the top-five paid athletes in the world in terms of his endorsement dollars, and he just signed his latest Nike contract without a common clause that pays athletes more money if they were to m ...

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