Personally, I've never read so much blather about two trades a team makes to rid themselves of cap room by getting rid of Zach Randolph and Jamal Crawford and clearing tons of cap space.
What's it do? A team that had no legitimate shot at making a run at James 48 hours ago, has one now. My guess is James is probably intrigued by the prospect of playing in a Mike D'Antoni offense. My guess is the prospect of playing in NYC is even more intriguing.
Let's hear it for the worst kept secret in professional basketball - the New York Knicks covet LeBron James. Wow! Shock. Dismay. I'm MORTIFIED, I tell you. Mortified.
Here's some of the stuff coming out of the Big Apple:
Go ahead, now you can start dreaming about LeBron James wearing a Knicks uniform.Here's one from Mike Lupica, a columnist I've always admired, actually looking at the bigger picture:
Of course, it can't be for another two seasons, but some things in life are worth waiting for, and King James is one of them.
And if the Knicks don't get LeBron - even though Walsh will have them as well-positioned as any team in the league by then - they can go after Chris Bosh, or Dwyane Wade, or Amare Stoudemire. They might even have a chance at Steve Nash, too.Get used to this stuff - especially for the next few days when the Cavs march into Madison Square Garden for a game against the reconstituted Knicks. It's only going to get worse as the New York media peppers James - who is getting increasingly annoyed with the situation - regarding something that won't happen for two years.