I’ve got a good feeling about LeBron

Posted: July 7, 2010 in Knicks

Tonight, it was learned that LeBron James will make his much anticipated decision on where he will play next season through an ESPN television special on Thursday night.
How else could this end than with a big tv spectacle? But to LeBron’s credit, part of the agreement with ESPN is that all proceeds from the special will go to the Boys and Girls Club of America. Classy move, as this special will certainly bring in mucho viewers, especially if the decision isn’t leaked somehow between now and Thursday night.
I could be wrong here, but I really don’t think LeBron would go through all this trouble if he was simply staying home and re-signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In recent days, talk has been picking up that the Knicks have a good shot at landing LeBron after most talking heads (including the clueless stammering know-it-alls on ESPN) gave New York pretty much zero chance, hardly ever mentioning the Knicks. Of course, these talking heads have had just about every scenario possible out there. You heard LeBron was going to team up with Dwyane Wade in Miami. We heard it was a “lock” he was going to the Bulls. We heard he and Chris Bosh were headed to the Nets. Also heard it was a done deal that he was staying with the Cavs. Through all this time, the Knicks haven’t been making a lot of noise, but have been doing a lot of work behind the scenes. They’ve had at least two meetings with the LeBron camp – one with James attending and another with a few of his agents/advisors. They made a big splash in signing free agent power forward Amar’e Stoudemire from the Suns, a player James coveted for the Cavs at last year’s trade deadline. I’m not saying it’s a done deal LeBron will choose the Knicks, I just feel much better about their chances now than I did a few days ago. If the Knicks somehow land LeBron, they become relevant for the first time in 10 years or so. Thursday night should be very, very interesting indeed.

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