NBA Commissioner hopes LeBron doesn't sign with Knicks

Ronald MonestimeCorrespondent IMay 10, 2010

ORLANDO, FL - MAY 04: NBA Commissioner David Stern leaves the arena as the Atlanta Hawks were defeated by the Orlando Magic in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at Amway Arena on May 4, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. The Magic defeated the Hawks 114-71. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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Like E.F. Hutton, when NBA Commissioner David Stern talks, people listen.

So last week, prior to Game 2 between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers at the Quicken Loans Arena, when Stern weighed in with his thoughts on the summer plans of LeBron James, there can be no doubt that eyes widened and ears perked up.

According to NYDailyNews.com, Stern, a New York City native and lifelong New York Knicks fan, in a reiteration of thoughts expressed last October regarding James’ pending free agency, stated that he’d like to see the 2-time league MVP re-sign with the Cavaliers this summer.

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