If Lebron James were to leave cleveland it wouldnt be for new york.
now were always hearing about king james leaving cleveland for ny. but the truth is. if he were to leave
it wouldnt be for the knicks. it would be for the nets only. why
simply look at this
the nets have a nice young stud in harris, whos one of the top point guards in the league.
then they have lee at the 2. a young defensive player whos gonna get better.
then they have lopez whos a beast downlow.
then you gotta look at the bench they have dooling whos a solid backup who can score, battie is nice big man , then they have twill who can help out at the 2 and 3.
plus jay-z co-owns the team.
and we all know him and bron all good friends.
now the knicks on the other hand are still trying to put a team together
now they dont have a point guard of the future yet unless douglass can prove people wrong,
then they dont have a big man that can pressure of bron. darko doesnt cut it. im sure he will do better in ny because of the style of offense mike runs, then you have hill who will be a nice player down the road, but not an all-star, and with lee and nate both free agents who are really their best players might be leaving. i just cant see bron wanted to come to a team that hasnt been to playoffs in a couple years. and we know bron is a private person thats from a small town. so i cant see him wanted to be in that kind of city. i think at the end of the day bron will stay a cav.
Actually if you look at the Knicks young talent and also who they may get in next year's draft also who they could get with a Lee trade and Mike D's style. The Knicks are starting to get the edge now. They actually look like a quality team this year as long as they dont make any more trade mid season that kill the chemistry.
NY...alot of players love Mike D and NY and Walsh are attractive...you can bring in talent.
As a Knicks fan I do agree. Also, the nets could be one of the bottom feeders in the East, and on the re-build. I think the Knicks will make the playoffs. cause Detroit without sheed and AI won't do it with charlie V and Ben Gordon, the 76ers if Andre Miller is gone they won't make it b/c Holiday isn't ready to lead. It gives the Knicks a chance, a chance that I will live with.
He has a better chance winning if he stays in Cleveland. Unless he decides to go west and for Lakers or something.
shelwton the knicks dont have a draft pick next year in the first round...alot of players do like mike d..but the smart ones know his way doesnt stress defense and doesnt win championships...more than likely he will stay and cleveland will get another good player in free agency even if they have to go over the cap (who wouldnt go over the cap to keep lebron ..esspecially in the city state hes from)
never never never count out the lakers..lol..though im sure it wont happen..but we all know somehow someway the lakers get players they shouldnt get
Lebron James should stay in Cleveland,he already the face of the league,makes 30-50 million dollars a year,he playing in his home state,playing in front of friends and family.Jay-z comes to watch him play,how much bigger could he get
would be if they moved to Brooklyn which is still not a certainty
LeBron is going to the Knicks. He wants to be on the big stage in Madison Square Garden. King James is just a New York kinda guy. The Knicks will have plenty of talent in 2010 to attract LeBron. Hell when you really think about it the Knicks have just as much talent as the Cavs do. I mean look at their rosters. I'm not counting Shaq because he could very well leave the Cavs after this year.
Mo Williams, Delonte West, Big Z, Varejao (may not even be re-signed), Daniel Gibson
Milicic, Gallinari, Jordan Hill, Wilson Chandler, Toney Douglas, (who knows maybe Nate, DLee, Jason Kidd)
Personally I think the Knicks wlll have the better supporting cast in 2010.
That being said why wouldn't the King go to New York? Better city, bigger stage, better team, better coach, better system....etc..
100% agree Gator
lol...thats what ya'll WANT to happen..key word being want...its wishful thinking...lebron is a championship kind of guy and he wants a championship..also like i said before thoses in the know and those close to him say he is leaning towards cleveland first miami 2nd and newyork is a distant thrid with nj.....personally i could care less cuz im a laker fan so i have nothing to gain either way ..jsut stateing the facts..sorry newyork fans
something i found out that is counting against ny is the fatc that dantoni's team doesnt preach defense whatso ever
Well said. Watching the Knicks this year when they played Cleveland the 3rd and 4th times I was like wow w/o Lebron this team is a bunch #3-bench player options while the Knicks have more quality guys than Cleveland. It was just soooo apparent.
then on top of that cleveland will be a player in the free agent game next year...a major one
I just have a feeling he is going to the Knicks. When they offer him a huge contract he won't resist. LeBron just doesn't want to talk about it now of course. No way he chooses Miami over New York. Personally I think LeBron is getting tired of playing in Cleveland with the same players surrounding him that just cant get it done in crunch time.
Yeah that is exactly what I am saying. If LeBron wants to win championship he will go to New York...it is clear they have better overall talent than Cleveland. The Cavs have a terrible squad. I wouldn't want Mo as my starting PG, west as my SG, & no way in hell would I ever want Big Z or Varejao to even step on the court ha.
I can totally see Lebron being the GM of the Knicks next summer saying "Donnie you have to get me players a and b and I will sign with the Knicks." It just wouldn't surprise me if the Knicks sign a superstar and some1 else, and then Lebron and the connection is that some1 else was signed b/c Lebron wanted him too.
im just going by the horses mouth..ask b markson..he chills with lebron as well as some of the other cleveland guys during the offseason because he works out with them and had a tryout with them.sorry miami is alot more realistic and youre right about him not talking to the public about it
but ya'll will just have to wait and see..just remeber when everything falls into place what i told ya
I think the more and more Cleveland Waits and continue to give him B type Talent for a season ( Shaq), the more and more LBJ is looking elsewhere.
Josh can you give us some like links or anything saying he would love to play on Miami? All I see LBJ do is wear NY hats and other NY apparel. The Knicks could present LBJ a solid couple of reason why to sign with them. I'm not even sure if Wade may even stay in Miami....
also, the last time I saw 2 friends talking about picking teams to go to was when Baron Davis signed with The Clippers to come home and play with Elton Brand....who left for Philadelphia.
there is no links because this is from him telling friends and people he chill with( my boy b markson being one of them)..and hes a big knicks fan so when lebron told him this he was highly pissed
with fans it doesnt matter what you say they gonna beleieve what they hope will happen so i wont say anything else on the matter and just let ya'll wait and see...all i care about is what the lake show will do
Apparently quite a while back they talked to him on ESPN. He did say Miami was a good option. Also, the Heat are getting a better salary cap, and Wade doesn't plan on leaving he says. LEBRON IS NOT GOING TO STAY IN CLEVELAND!
it doesnt matter you wont convince the knicks fan or nets fan other wise so let them have hope....hope is a good thing...its just gonna be tough if that hope doesnt come tru...i say if because hey maybe lebron will change his mind.....im not sure ya'll understand how much he would liek to play along side dwade
I agree NYK is first
ive actually heard from dru joyce that miami is 1st on his list unless cleveland gets better talent around him
I just dont see LeBron & Wade ever being on the same team. It just never happens that way in the NBA. I mean they are 2 of the top 5 star players in the league. For them to wind up on the same team would be rare. I don't think the league wants this to happen. Why would LeBron really want to go to Miami? that is what I dont understand. It seems New York is much more his style. A lot of players want to go to cities where they fit in. Example Hedo going to Toronto. LeBron seems like he belongs in New York. We will see though. I would love to see him in MSG, that would be a show.
They can both come to NY, and hell let's get Chris Bosh he'll take a pay cut and picks #1,4, and 5 will win it for the Knicks. I mean look we're seeing guys like Ron Artest, Rasheed Wallace, Vince Carter (though traded), and Shaq all trying to win either their 1st ring or another ring. Believe it or not in 5 years if Lebron doesn't have a ring he'll be in that same situation as those players not having a ring to solidify there careers. Idc if Lebron and Bosh go to Miami to team up with Wade I just want to see quality basketball.
but you just threw LA and was saying...you never know about LA
Im gonna be honest...I think LBJ is considering NY 1st and foremost. He will look at Wade and MIA but it sounds too good to be true. I think around this time 2010, LBJ will be looking for a home in NY and calling his new superstar Teammate....
Your telling me...The former PG of Arkon told you LBJ is considering Miami?
the point guard of Akron said it LOL. Will he be Lebron's PG in the NBA???
He makes more money if he stays in Cleveland. He's a global star with the Chinese investors owning part of the Cavs.
lebron likes the idea of being a jordan pippen team..he also likes the idea of getting championships...unsually it doesnt happen because teams cant offered to..but back in the day it happened all the time and and if some players werent so greedy it could happen more often..happened with shaq kobe also...the players would love for this type of thing to happen if they are involved and arent the type that want all the glory..reguardless what the leauge wants that doesnt matter.. else you wouldnt see some of these horrible trades and newyork (very big market) would have been good and stayed good
dru...lol..naw dur plays over in europe...hes doing pretty well....i do know him and lebron are best friends still
so why does LeBron like Miami so much? that is what I wanna know. Is it purely just wanting to play with Wade?
New York just seems like a perfect fit.
I dunno...i think right now...NY over MIA or Cleveland....sounds more serious...NY can add superstars next to LBJ
Be funny if Lebron signs an extension this summer. Break NY heart.
Yea...then we could target Brandon Roy and he sign with NY...Breaks your heart.
You guys act this is written the stone that Brono destined to go to the Knicks,hey I live in the tristate area(I'm a Lakers fan) I would love for him to come,but he's not,there's alot of free agents in 2010 that could help the Knicks ,we have a bad habit of swinging big and when we miss it's a big disappointment,there other free agents that are interested in playing for N.Y,lets focus on those guys
Roy is signing an extension this summer too :D
I agree with that but LBJ is the Centerpiece.
I said thousand of other NBA FA in 2010 we should target....Rondo, Gay, J.Johnson, Stats etc
i dont know..i never asked b markson why ...i do know that miami seems more of a perfect fit then ny ...i mean wade..a pretty good pg in mario chalmers..jermaine oneal haslem..beasley...that and on top of a much much better chance at winning a title which it is well known thats his main focus..sorry knicks fans once again..the only reason knicks fans will continue to believe is he wants to be a knicks first because they want him and the fact he likes the yankees im pretty sure even if his mom said hes going tomiami they still would believe hes going to the knicks....its prett obvious miami has better pieces then ny....i HOPE he doesnt go there though..thats a hell of a challenge for my lake show
so you hope...blazerfan
so josh...if he goes to NY...what would you say?
Even going to NY over Mia sound more realistic...
lol..thats so tru about knicks fans did you watch the draft this year...not getting curry..fans boooing..that was classic..every knick fan i know thought it was in stone that they were getting curry
100% sure... Knicksboy34. Anyway I don't think throwing money at his Lebron's face would make him come to NY when he can get more money in Cleveland. Sure NY is a better city to live in but championship is a first right now. I don't know about the salary thing but he could go west. What about OKC? lol
i would say..good for the knicks..if he doesnt come to the knicks what would u say is the big question...see im not a knicks or miami fan so itdoesnt affect me either way..my lakers will still be good with the team we have
I wanted Hill.....I never liked Curry
I thought you want Holiday. I see him getting picked number 8 in like every of your mock drafts.
What makes you think O'Neal and Haslem stay??? O'Neal has an expiring contract, so he is playing for one last big contract (4 years $40million area), Haslem is still young and if he has a big season will get a big contract (6-7 years in length), and they will have to sign Wade and Lebron that is a lot of contract talks with agents. O'Neal will go elsewhere looking for a big deal whether or not he gets it is another story. Haslem is going to get something similar to David Lee possibly. I just don't see Lebron going to Miami b/c they have so many guys leaving (more than the Knicks). You also got the draft which is said to be so deep so we'll see.