As the 2010 NBA season comes to an end, there is one question everyone is asking: Where will LeBron James be playing next year? Will it be the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, LA Clippers, New Jersey Nets,or my team, the New York Knicks? After seeing games five and six of the Celtics/Cavaliers series, it is clear that James will not be returning to the Cavaliers. Cleveland is just not a big enough market. It’s time for the boy from Akron to spread his wings.
These are just some of the reasons why James needs to move to New York:
- Madison Square Garden is one of the busiest arenas in the world.
- According to Forbes.com last year the Knicks were worth $586 million. They were the second most valuable team in the NBA (after the LA Lakers), despite being one of the worst teams in the NBA.
- Spike Lee chilling on the sidelines.
From a basketball perspective, there are other teams with better players but the Knicks only have three under contract next season. In other words, the Knicks can build a team from scratch around James. Because of its salary cap space, the Knicks could get James and another superstar like Dwyane Wade or Chris Bosh at top dollar.
No matter where James ends up, anticipation leading up to July 1, the first day free agents can talk to teams, will be enormous.
- jon boi
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