Friday, July 9, 2010
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!"