The King James Version of “Thou Shalt Not Covet in a New York State of Mind”

January 7th, 2010 by John Howell Leave a reply »
Long-time sportswriter and commentator Frank Deford chose to speak of the Ten Commandments, New York City and a particular native son of Cleveland, Ohio in his weekly radio column on NPR yesterday (January 6th). Ford is one of my favorite sports pundits, mainly because he takes a counter- intuitive approach in his choice and treatment of topics.

I was especially excited to hear the topic because I have been thinking the same thing recently about New York. And that's where the Ten Commandments come in. Deford (and I) think(s) New York and New Yorkers have edited out the commandment not to covet.

New York is constantly guilty of coveting the best professional athlete that is not currently on the roster of a New York team. The attitude is, "We're New York and we deserve the best—always, everyone, everything."

In light of the long term languishing the once mighty New York Knicks of the NBA have been suffering, it is no wonder that the object de covetousness du jour in the Big Apple is someone big, currently shining in red—King James himself, LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

The Knicks have deteriorated to their ...

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