LeBron James Is a Cleveland Cavalier: Destroy The Rumors

Joseph ManuelContributor IAugust 13, 2009

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LeBron James.  Free Agency 2010.  New York Knicks.  Yes, lets please talk about this again.

Although hypocritical to return to this topic, this will be the final statement regarding Mr. James and the New York Knicks.  Rumor has it he will sign with them when he becomes a free agent.  Right.

This is obvious because he sometimes wears a New York Yankees hat.  The only people that wear Yankees hats are those that are from New York or will someday be living there.  No one else, those are the only exceptions. 

Furthermore, he hangs with Jay—Z.  Since Jay—Z is from New York, and they are friends, then of course LeBron will move to the Knicks.  We're getting closer.

Oh wait, what about the fact that the Knicks are making cap room and saving up for LeBron's free agency?  This has got to be a clue, right?

Sure, whatever.  If indeed these are all clues to LeBron James signing with the New York Knicks in 2010, then basketball is to be buried right next to "hip hop" on the list of metaphorical deaths.  Call Nas, please.  We need another album.

This is what the game has become.  He—said, she—said.  Speculation.  Rumors generated upon nothing.

Remember Kobe Bryant almost leaving the Los Angeles Lakers for the Chicago Bulls?  Mike Krzyzewski almost leaving Duke University?  Remember when LeBron was rumored to jump to the NBA after his junior season of high school?

If you do, congratulations.  If you don't, omit everything you have just read in the previous paragraph.  They were all rumors.  And they were all squelched.  By the truth.

If LeBron James does sign with the New York Knicks, awesome for Knicks fans.  If he stays with the Cleveland Cavaliers, likewise to their fans.  But for now, he is a Cavalier.  Lets stop playing beauty parlor and making up rumors. 

The game does not need this.  Fans don't need to be told things that haven't even come true yet, much less one year in advance. 

We all need to sit back and enjoy the ride.  Let the driver make the decisions.  There is no room for backseat drivers in life.  LeBron James will make up his mind sooner or later, but for now, sooner is the time.  Later will come.

So please, from now on refrain from the topic of LeBron playing for the Knicks.  He is a Cavalier.  It is 2009.  The NBA is about the game, not the rumors.

Isn't it?