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Originally Posted by NY Daily NewsDolan Dreams Of Adding Kobe
The name of one Kobe Bryant rolled off James Dolan's lips yesterday when a question was posed to the Madison Square Garden chairman about the most attractive free agent on the market this summer.
"It's possible," he said. "I don't know what (Thomas) is going to do in the offseason. I don't know if he knows. But he can count on our support. Sure are some interesting things you guys are bringing up, Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant. Maybe we can get Kobe, Tracy (McGrady) . . . that would be some charisma, wouldn't it."
All it would take is Thomas' charisma, Dolan's millions and the Los Angeles Lakers agreeing to accept Stephon Marbury in a sign-and-trade in order to bring the best shooting guard on the planet to the Garden. Don't hold your breath.
The Knicks are prepared to move forward with Marbury, the talented point guard, as their star player and main gate attraction. Dolan even issued a strong endorsement on Marbury's behalf, admitting he had been concerned that adding Marbury in January could potentially disrupt the harmony in the locker room.
"I really like Steph but I don't want to marry him," Dolan said when asked if the franchise is wed to Marbury from a marketing standpoint. "He's a great player but in the end every decision is going to be Isiah's. We don't really ask Isiah to take into account the marketing end of things."
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