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New York Knicks forward Kurt Thomas (40) reacts to a fan during a preseason game against the Washington Wizards, Oct. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11), forward Kris Humphries (42) and forward Gerald Wallace (45) triple-team New York Knicks forward Kurt Thomas (40) in the first half of their game at Barclays Center, Nov. 26, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Phoenix Suns (from left) Jalen Rose, Kurt Thomas, Steve Nash, and Shawn Marion sit on the bench in the closing moments of their win over the Dallas Mavericks at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix in this April 1, 2007 file photo. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
CLEVELAND: LeBron James led his pack of teammates toward the banner this city had waited 52 years to see. Then he laid his newly minted ring finger on the wine-colored banner before it was raised to the sky.