Before I get into the article, I'm just going to say that this article is not going to go by statistics, but merely opinions based off of facts and morals.
Understand, I am predominately a Timberwolves writer, and I am writing about the Cleveland Cavaliers, and although I'm a LeBron fan, please comment if my article has inaccurate information, due to the fact that this is just based on opinion.
What do you say to a guy that already is in SLAM magazine's top 50 players of all time? What do you say to a player that get's triple doubles more than some player's get double doubles? What do you say to a player that can play 1-5?
I'd tell him not to go to New York next season.
I don't know if anyone has noticed, but LeBron going to New York would be a good move for money, not for championships, and if LeBron is going to be remembered as an all-time great, he needs to win rings.
Why Not New York?
Spending all their money on one guy? LeBron? Yes, he's certainly worth every penny, but he's another young superstar on the rise away from an NBA title!
Who would LeBron team up with? Al Harrington? Don't get me wrong, Harrington is a good scorer, but give me a break!
It seems more possible that a Alpha Omega Superstar in LeBron James, who just happens to be only 24, would go to a team on the rise with a player that already in their own right, is young, extremely talented with a lot of potential.
One example I will use is the possibility of Dwyane Wade going to the Chicago Bulls. Why would he? They would pay him the money, he would have solid players in Joakim Noah, Brad Miller, rookie James Johnson, and upcoming superstar Derrick Rose.
Teaming up with Derrick Rose? They would lead the league in slashing to the basket and getting to the foul line.
That is exactly the reason why I don't think LeBron would go to New York, it's as simple as that.
I know money is a huge factor, but LeBron is LeBron; he's going to get money wherever he goes. He's set for life on money, but will he earn rings? Will he be considered an all time great?
In my opinion, he's more likely to take a pay cut in Cleveland, before he goes to New York. Although I wouldn't be surprised if he went to the Brooklyn Nets or the Chicago Bulls. They both have at least one up and comer superstar, who just needs another guy to team up with (Devin Harris and Derrick Rose).
Call me crazy, but LeBron or Wade does not end up in New York, and in the end, New York will probably end up spending their money on second tier free agents, like John Salmons and Ronnie Brewer.
Michael Jordan needed Scottie Pippen, who grew up together and were in the same age range as they were playing. Kobe Bryant needed Shaq and Shaq needed Kobe. Tim Duncan needed Tony Parker. It's just that simple, who is LeBron going to team up with? He's only 24! He needs a young star to play, and to grow with.
No diss to New York, but LeBron is not going to be a Knick any time soon.