Play Fantasy The Most Award Winning Fantasy game with real time scoring, top expert analysis, custom settings, and more. Play Now
Blog Entry

Signs pointing in the direction of NYC for LeBron

Posted on: July 7, 2010 3:24 pm
Edited on: July 7, 2010 4:40 pm
 
Let's take a small whirl around the churning LeBron rumor mill, shall we?

Phoenix Suns forward Jared Dudley tweeted at about 2:00 p.m. ET :

Breaking News!!! My sources tell me Lebron will announce that he will be goin to the NY Knicks tomorrow on ESPN.. This is serious.. WOW!!!! So there's that. Chad Ochocinco also tweeted a little before that a "hint" telling where LeBron was headed:

#OCNNBREAKINGNEWS *Empire State of Mind* *wink* *wink*only the smart folk will put this together and figure out what i am talking about #6 I think I can put that all together there, Ocho. Also, Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld reported that LeBron is leaning New York . Earlier he wrote, "With a televised decision coming tomorrow night on ESPN, sources today continue to indicate that LeBron James is leaning toward New York." Newsday reported the location of LeBron's announcement will come from Greenwich, CT and as Brian Windhorst tweeted , though the location doesn't specifically mean anything, the whole thing still smells a little funny.

So there's more than one thing out there hinting that LeBron is leaning towards New York. But for whatever reason, it's just hard to imagine a guy planning a one-hour special just to rip the heart out of his hometown team. Doesn't that seem a little cruel? Or is that just me? LeBron is all about marketing himself and while this special certainly will have people talking, it just seems like bad PR to devastate your hometown. Now to do this TV thing and stay, well, that's good stuff. He's a hero.

So of course you start wondering if these rumors have been planted by LeBron's PR folks to stir up interest. I realize it's a little crazy to start looking at this as JFK II: The Free Agency Files, but I don't think I'd put it past anybody. If they'll go so far as to plan a one-hour announcement, I don't think it would be far-fetched to hype it up a bit. Frank Isola of the New York Daily News tweeted that the Knicks feel like it's Cleveland . So I guess in the end, nobody knows anything and we'll just have to wait until tomorrow. NBA free agency: A mystery wrapped in a riddle inside an enigma.

-Royce Young
Comments

Since: Jul 7, 2010
Posted on: July 8, 2010 9:35 am
 

Signs pointing in the direction of NYC for LeBron

Amar'e and cap space to get another max free agent next year.  With a good young shooter in Gallinari.

Where else should he go? 

He compete's with Jordan's dynasty and takes away from Rose's game in Chicago (both need to be on the ball and he can never contend with Jordan...no one can). 

He gets to play with Jamison and Mo Williams in Cleveland....not so hot there. 

He gets to be sidekick in Miami after his 1 hour ego feast (remeber its Miami-Wade county)...does he want the rest of his legacy to be, "you won it...but on someone else's team". Not very sure someone has a special saying how great he is and then sort of admits he needs a ton of help and plays second son in a city.

It would be like A-Rod (another ego-idiot) saying it's his team when Jeter is captain.

Anything can happen though.



Since: Oct 5, 2009
Posted on: July 8, 2010 6:34 am
 

Signs pointing in the direction of NYC for LeBron

This whole thing is a sad commentary on American Life. Millions unemployed and all we are dealing with is the circus that is the NBA and Lebron James. Even as I type this I realize how pathetic it is that I am even commenting. I won't watch the telecast and I think it is time for me to go back and watch College Basketball. How big is this guy's ego? He quit on his team and his town. When someone says he didn't get a team around him, all I can say is Lebron got everything he asked for and with a guy like him there is no team only the King. I'm digusted by all of this.   



Since: May 13, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2010 6:19 pm
 

Signs pointing in the direction of NYC for LeBron

Lebron will lead the Knicks to the promise land and reach his goal of being a billionare!! The King is coming to the Mecca!!!



Since: Mar 4, 2010
Posted on: July 7, 2010 5:36 pm
 

Signs pointing in the direction of NYC for LeBron

If he does go to New York, LeBron will be a very sad, yet very rich man.


Still think he's gonna be better than Kobe??? 0% chance of that in NY.




Since: May 26, 2009
Posted on: July 7, 2010 4:27 pm
 

Signs pointing in the direction of NYC for LeBron

That was hilarious texans23. Does that deal come with the option for a 13th year and the acquisition of Latvia?



Since: Jun 22, 2010
Posted on: July 7, 2010 4:11 pm
 

Signs pointing in the direction of NYC for LeBron

If Lebron James chooses to sign with Knicks its all about the money making and not on winning rings. Even if he teamed up with Amare it is still a fat chance that Knicks will be a contender in the east. This is battle between ball hogs.



Since: Aug 12, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2010 4:07 pm
 

Signs pointing in the direction of NYC for LeBron

Breaking News!!!!!!! My sources tell me that LeBron has a "communist state of mind" and he will go play in Russia for BC Khimki in the euro league. LeBron will recieve a 12 year 320 million dollar contract and Lithuania.



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: July 7, 2010 3:55 pm
 

Signs pointing in the direction of NYC for LeBron

Hey, it makes total sense that LeBron would call Ochocinco and Jared Dudley to tell them "Hey guys, I know the whole world is watching and I am doing my hour long infomerrical tomorrow, but I just needed you two to know that I am going to sign with the Knicks."  "Please just make sure that you do not tell anyone!"  Seriously people? 




Since: Jan 18, 2009
Posted on: July 7, 2010 3:40 pm
 

Signs pointing in the direction of NYC for LeBron

lebron has no heart he would do that to cavs fans.


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com