2010… a basketball Odyssey

27 11 2008

Enough said...

Thanks Frank (of eTrueSports)…

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27 11 2008
Soph

That is nice. Though I really would like him to stay in Cleveland.

27 11 2008
brumbygg9

I read an interesting piece on cnnsi.com recently where LBJ’s legacy could be decided by what he chooses to do in 2010 and what he achieves with the Cavs. To paraphrase, he wants to mentioned in the same breath as MJ, but to do that he needs to carry this team, his team, to the title and probably more than once. Jumping to a team like the Knicks and assembling a cast probably doesn’t assure the leagacy.
Interesting article….. wish i could remember which column/blog

27 11 2008
mark

Isnt James good mates with Jay Z? If Jay Z remains a stakeholder in NJ do you think that would help the Nets bring him to Jersey?

27 11 2008
brumbygg9

and change his name to Le Bland James?

27 11 2008
withmalice

Thing is mark, the new stadium won’t be ready in time – they won’t be moving to Brooklyn. And he wants in on NY. Why go to Jersey?

Additionally, NYK will have the cap space to add not only LBJ, but put another mega-star alongside him. Imagine Chris Bosh lining up beside James…

27 11 2008
mark

James apparently likes the tradition and history of the team. A tradition of completely sucking….

27 11 2008
mark

62 seasons. 2 titles.

27 11 2008
withmalice

Ouch.

Well, winning titles isn’t exactly a benchmark for overall success… I know that sounds stupid, but for real: it’s not. For many years, NYK was a successful franchise. They just ran into some buzzsaws.

27 11 2008
Soph

True. Patrick Ewing never won a title, but to say those Knicks teams weren’t any good is a lil much. They just had to play against Jordan and Pippen.

27 11 2008
mark

No ones doubting the importance of the Knicks to the NBA. And im certainly not saying that they lack any cred. Ive always liked the Knicks, and as a Boston fan and (also with a deep hatred for the Yankees in the other game), thats not an easy thing to say. I hope they recruit well and do win a title. Their fans deserve it and basketball in NY needs it. But i do question James blowing smoke up the a$$ of the Knicks when you compare what they have acheived compared Boston and LA . And in the last 20 years we have even seen the Bulls run the Pistons go round a few times, the Amazing Spurs and the Rockets do some tricks as well. But little from NY.

27 11 2008
mark

Dont want to dwell on this to much…but i will. Does anyone think that NY can win a title with James and an assortment of kidney donors, or does there need to be another All star name in the line up to get success?

28 11 2008
withmalice

They won’t have just James + bits. They’ll have LeBron James (who is winning now with ‘just bits’), and another bonafide superstar (yes, they cleared that much cap space for 2010). As I said before – Chris Bosh anyone?
And you line up James/Bosh, you’ll have guys taking lesser deals just to come to NYK.

In the Garden, James said:

“If you guys want to go to sleep right now and not wake up until July 1, 2010, then go ahead because it’s going to be a big day…You have to stay open-minded if you are a Knicks fan.”

28 11 2008
mark

i agree that plaayers would take lesser deals to go to NY with Boshie and James there. But i reckon Boshie will end up in Texas somewhere.

28 11 2008
brumbygg9

you know they all really want to go to Boston….. not sure of LBJ could cope playing with the world’s greatest player though…..

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