Friday, July 9, 2010

Lebron Jame's Decision: A New Yorker's View
Mike Rappaport

My brother, a strong New York Knick fan, expresses these sentiments (the day before Lebron announced):

If Lebron goes to Miami it will be very sad -- almost as bad as when [the Knicks] couldn't get Kareem in 1975.  

If the Knicks ever get good it will only add fuel to the fire:  riley, lebron, stacking the deck.

If he came here, he'd have less pressure in the beginning.  and the ceiling would be MUCH MUCH higher here -- a real chance for a real legacy.  if he wins here he'll be Babe Ruth. 

If he doesn't win there he'll simply be Elgin Baylor -- and in any event he'll be A-Rod to Wade's Jeter.  

If he wins in Miami there will be a bunch of [fans] clapping their hands who hardly know about basketball. 

Bill Simmons writes:

I think it's a cop-out. Any super-competitive person would rather beat Dwyane Wade than play with him. ... In May, after the Cavs were ousted in the conference semifinals, I wrote that LeBron was facing one of the greatest sports decisions ever: "winning (Chicago), loyalty (Cleveland) or a chance at immortality (New York)."  I never thought he would pick "HELP!"

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This must involve one of those mysterious sports where one comes from left field to slam dunk the puck into the end zone.

Posted by: dearieme | Jul 9, 2010 2:48:29 PM

I realized LeBron was a no-class frontrunner when he wore a Yankee's cap to the Indians - Yankees playoff games in Cleveland.

Posted by: Hank Archer | Jul 9, 2010 4:30:29 PM

wow,it seemed very sad!

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