Winning TWO championships in NY far more monumental and >>>> Winning 7 Championships in Cleveland.
Knowing that all three of these players aren't superstars and will be under contract past this season or beyond, do you think that Lebron James believes that he could win multiple championships with this supporting cast? It's very difficult to assume that Donnie Walsh will be able to build a SSOL team around Lebron James that will be either just as good as Cleveland is now or better.
I also think that Lebron James would rather play the next 3 or 4 years for a team that will automatically win 65 games a season than wait until his late 20's or even early 30's to be in a position to win his first NBA championship.Players usually start declining when they approach their mid 30's and I don't see Lebron wanting to go through the pressure of having to win 2 or 3 championships in the last 6 years of his prime.I know Michael Jordan didn't win his first NBA championship until he was 28 but he was already on a playoff team in his mid 20's.There is no guarantee that the Knicks would instantly become just as good as the pre-championship Bulls by adding Lebron James. I don't mean to sound pessimistic and I know this argument has been brought up more than a billion times but there is a good possibility that Lebron thinks that he is surrounded by the best role players in the NBA right now and this could be the reason why he stays where he is at.
Some don't seem to realize just how good Lebron is, and how magnificent his impact on a team is, and will be.
Jamison, M. Will, and Delonte? No.
Jamison is pretty good but he is old and far from a superstar. Williams is a definition of mediocrity, and Delonte has been a 26yr old backup with unproven and sporadic performance.
Asset: Curry's Expiring
Depending on financials, an argument could be made to sign JJ vs. Bosh, given our ability to trade for a young, defensive, athletic C.
Either way, this team...let alone this FRANCHISE....rapes Cleveland so hard it gives the L&O: SVU unit a decade's worth of material to work with.
Come Lebron, come my son, come.
1.The Cavs get eliminated in the playoffs or lose in the NBA finals.
2.The Knicks sign either Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade,Carlos Boozer or Amare Stoudemire to be their second option on offense.
I feel that if the Cavs make the NBA finals and fall within a few games of winning it all, Lebron James might sign a 2 or 3 year extension with Cleveland in order to put himself in a position of winning his first title in 2011 or 2012.He knows that even if the Cavs don't win a championship in the next 3 years he will still have at least 5 or 6 years great years left in him to play elsewhere.
Let's say Cleveland doesn't make the NBA finals this year but Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade, Carlos Boozer, and Amare Stoudemire don't sign with the Knicks this offseason, do you think Lebron is going to have enough faith to believe that Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler and Tony Douglas is a strong enough supporting cast that will help him advance to the NBA finals? I'm not trying to knock the Knicks and their young aspiring talent but there is no one on the Knicks right now who is signed past 2010 that will be a good 2nd option to Lebron.Perhaps Donnie Walsh got rid of Jared Jeffries because he believes that if he acquires a player like Bosh or Wade it would entice Lebron to sign with the Knicks.Everyone knows that the Knicks have many voids to fill this offseason and acquiring two superstars would fill most of those voids.
I just heard on NBA.com that Cleveland are 29-1 in the last 3 seasons in games that Verajao has scored 14 + points.
He's only done that 30 times!?
And they sign him to a multi year $50 odd million contract?
So, they'll win if Verajou (spelling) can be cured of crapitis.
"The Knicks are back" - Amare
Unless It was Lebron's child hood dream to have a body guard who carried guns on his person while riding a motorcycle i don't think so.