Only the Knicks Can Crown King James

May 13th, 2010 by Leslie Monteiro Leave a reply »
When the Knicks hired Donnie Walsh to clean up the mess Isiah Thomas created, his strategy was to dump everyone. That strategy would certainly help to clear salary cap space that could be filled by LeBron James and Chris Bosh.

It's become a popular strategy by several NBA teams. It started with the Orlando Magic in 2000 when they unloaded salary in an attempt to get Tim Duncan and a fresh start.

It didn't work for the Magic—Duncan decided to stay in San Antonio.

Now, New York gets to find out if their strategy will work better than it did in Orlando. One thing going for New York is that it's not a dried up pond like Orlando. New York has a lot to offer than Orlando. New York is the nation's top market for entertainment, and there are many things to do in that city.

A few months ago, the idea of Lebron James changing teams seemed unlikely. The Cavaliers looked like they were NBA Finals bound with the way he and his supporting cast were performing.

The recent playoff ousting could inspire James to leave. In fact, he should leave.

He did all he could in leading Cleveland to a championship. It just hasn't wor ...

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