And as far as loyalty, I think that flew out the window after the booing.
Man CLE has some of the Dumbest fans ever.
Thanks trailer hicks.
I agree with you almost completely. Only thing is i think Lee is a better option because the money you save between signing him and bosh allows for another role player to go alongside of them, which could be a point guard or a center to play alongside at least Lebron, Danilo, and Lee for the first year, providing we don't make a deal with Curry's contract.
I think Antwan Jameson is just as good as David Lee, except that Antwan is 33 and David Lee is 26. David Lee still has time to grow into an amazing player. Antwan has time to get injured and end up retiring in two years.
I dont think Tony Parker is leaving but if he is we could get him for Eddy Curry and Chandler or Walker.
Also Bosh may improve slightly in the D'Antoni system. But hes still going to miss 15 games a year.
Reporter: LeBron how do you feal about the Cleveland fans booing you? I mean your own fans?
LeBron: Well um, I didnt plkay good and and thats fine if they want to boo me. Thats fine. Its ok. They can if they want to. They can scream about Shaq doing Horrible things to my mother thats ok. its alright, its fine.
LeBrons thoughts: Its okay LeBron dont cry...dont cry.....
Ya'll wouldn't like the other option you would have to give up for him.
The question is. What is LeBron going to do tomorrow? Don't be surprised if he comes out firing on all cylinders and score 50 points and take this series back to Cleveland again.
Either that or he score 50 points and the Cavaliers STILL lose
Red nice post.....
Babe, Jackson, and A.Rod all got booed in New York as Yankees, plus Yankee history is on a higher plane.
I live in New York all my life, all my out of state friends & family say, "New York is a nice place to visit (expensive though), but hell-no on living there.".
I dont see Lebron saving a Billion dollars living in New York.
David Lee is 26 yrs old matching Jamison performance, and dont think Lee will not go to Cleveland for the MLE to replace Big-Z & Shaq minutes, or that the Cavs can not make a major trade using Gibson, Mo, West, or Parker with their pick on draft night to keep Lebron.Originally Posted by Red
I can respect that.
But... do you think Bron would choose Lee over Bosh? After their relationship on the Olympic team? I don't.
Do you think Lee is better than Jamison? In this system (which must be taken into account)- I think its a wash- which means Lee isn't enough as Jamison isn't.
And finally, If Lee's stats and game are improving under D'Ant- why not assume Bosh would be better? That's fair right?
What if LBJ says "yeah I want Bosh" and it costs a max deal- you wouldn't do that for those two? You would pass? I don't think so.
Can you imagine Lee on the Cavs instead of Jamison. When LBJ was deffering to his team- you think Lee would have made a difference in the results compared to Jamison? I don't- thus Lee isn't enough to entice LBJ IMO. If we can keep him AFTER we get 2 maxs or if we can get Parker and 2 max's- Lee should be an after thought IMHO.
The idea of getting Lebron is nice.....whats not nice is a Knick-fan talking and writing about Lebron James constantly for 2 years ..... more than the damn Cav-Fans.
It's a wrap!
Let's hope Bron shows good sportsmanship this time.
Now Bron, do the right thing.
There are so many lessons EVERYONE could learn from this game and series. That includes Mike Brown, Mike D'Ant, Walsh, Bron... everyone! So many important lessons.
Who's paying attention?
Babe Ruth was traded but whatever
BRING ON THE KING
NO FVCKING WAY he signs with the Bulls. Why would you go from one loser city to another
New York didn't boo their only star player in an elimination game, multiple time mvp, who put their franchise on the map, and is considered one of the best if not the best player in the world, after losing or underperforming possibly due to injury.
Whether NY'ers did or not really isn't the issue, it was low and a move by spoiled / mad Cavs fans who don't appreciate what they have.
Exactly. Plus 2 second rounders, plus an "unlikely" playoff bonus, plus an expiring no later than next season EC contract, plus a MLE if needed, plus a renovated / rejuvenated Garden, not to mention the impending lure once we get some quality signed in here...CLEVELAND -- Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni is feeling good these days about the Knicks' future, feeling almost like a King.
The sense throughout the Knick organization is the Cavaliers' stunning second-round ouster against Boston puts them on a level playing field with Cleveland in signing free agent LeBron James in July.
"I feel good about the possibility of being a very good team next year," D'Antoni told The Post yesterday. "I don't know anything yet about the main guy [James]. I really don't have a clue and I don't think anyone knows. But I am confident we can make it right. I do feel we're in a good position -- either way."
MISSION POSSIBLE: Coach Mike D'Antoni said he thinks the Knicks are in "a good position" this offseason.
D'Antoni wasn't shocked either by the Celtics' 4-2 dismantling of the Cavaliers in the second round.
"I don't think it was an upset," D'Antoni said. "Boston was the better team. Everyone got down on them during the regular season but Kevin [Garnett] was hurt and people forget how good they were at the beginning of the season."
D'Antoni was amused at the shots James has taken since the Cavalier's ouster. "The guy is still great," D'Antoni said.
Though D'Antoni has been knocked for the Knicks' poor defensive play these past two seasons, nobody can knock the influence he will have on July 1. James, who played for D'Antoni on the U.S. Olympic team, is known to love his speedball philosophy. And that's noteworthy at this juncture because James, according to Cleveland sources, soured on coach Mike Brown's offensive system he deemed too slow and unimaginative.
Brown likely is to be fired in seven to 10 days, though that might not be enough for James to remain in Cleveland, as the Cavs have no cap space, no first-round pick and will be hard-pressed to make major changes.
Even Cavs owner Dan Gilbert admitted 61-win regular season is "meaningless," that winning in the playoffs requires a certain new dimension he must find.
The coach-less Bulls are considered a big threat to the Knicks because James can choose his own coach. But frankly, James would consider D'Antoni high on his list if he was unemployed.
D'Antoni said he couldn't talk specifically about James' free agency because of tampering rules. But according to people in the organization, the Knicks braintrust has deduced that what James needs most on his side is a sniper and a player who can create his own shot in the fourth quarter.
Both elements would take the heavy burden off James. The Knicks feel they have the sniper in Danilo Gallinari and a fourth-quarter shotmaker in Wilson Chandler -- two young players improving every season.
Knicks brass don't believe James necessarily needs a prominent point guard because James handles the ball so much and is such a great passer, he essentially is the point guard and floor general.
In fact, the main thing the Bulls' cast has over the Knicks' cast is at point, with Derrick Rose. Some league personnel wonder if James and Rose would mesh well because both players need the ball most of the time.
The Knicks feel with Gallinari, Chandler, James and another near-max player -- Chris Bosh, Amare Stoudemire or even shooting guard Joe Johnson -- they can be dangerous. D'Antoni is also counting on newcomer Bill Walker to be a vital part of the rotation off the bench, feeling his potential has only been scratched.
It is known James had a watchful eye on Gallinari this season. After the Cavaliers played the Knicks at the Garden for the lone time this season, James spoke with Gallinari after the game and told him to take care of his back.
Meanwhile, D'Antoni can take heart in the Suns' run to the Western finals with his former assistant Alvin Gentry running his speedball offense to perfection. D'Antoni's former club faces the Lakers tomorrow in Game 1.
"It's Alvin's way, too, but what it does is gives me more confidence that you can win that way," D'Antoni said. "I'm not gloating or taking credit because Alvin's done a great job, but I'm happy for them and it makes me feel good about the system."
Feelin' good. A lot of Knicks fans are feeling that way, too, after the Cavaliers showed they may not have the pieces to lure James to stay in Cleveland.
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plus a couple of young up and comers, plus D. Lee's rights coming of an all-star year
and we didn't even get into the dough. You can believe all you want about how signing in NY wont make a monetary difference in this day and age, or LBJ is already a global brand etc...
in one way he would be leaving 30mil on the table OVER the life of the contract if he bounces. But he would (especially if we win) be at the financial, media, and advertising heart of the world in NY, in the most famous arena 41 plus games a year. Stop it.
The "winning" part is comical, that's part of the trickery of the NBA, they have successfully got everyone thinking they have a shot. That it's headed global.
No it isn't. LA and BOS 31 out of the last 50 finals. LA and BOS 25% won out of the last 50 years.
Sprinkle in some CHI 6 (Jordan), Spurs 4 (Duncan), DET 3 and what do you have?
Main market winning? or BOS and LA winning? O know the Wades and MIA's had a shot, but not that. We make the most money, we just didn't spend it right, or else the Knicks had the potential to be right up there.
Well, with Donnie and Co. things have the potential to change in a big way.
So this isn't about convincing LBJ that our team is good right now. It's about
him realizing his full potential by coming aboard, over and above winning can only be realized here at this time like no other.
Wherever he goes, even if he remains, it will be changes and rebuilding of some sort. We already have a coach he endorses. He and Bosh and Wade and many on the Olympic team already discussed sitting down and playing here together.
Everyone is trying to put a team together for James. Only in Ny is that a real option at this time given our financial situation and projection, front office and coach. CHI is just thrown there to make headlines- we all know it makes no sense for multiple reasons.