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Top 5 New York ties to the NBA Finals

Ronald MonestimeCorrespondent IJune 13, 2010

As the city of New York aches with anticipation at the prospect of LeBron James signing with the New York Knicks this summer, there are several reasons why New Yorkers should be tuning in to the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Upon closer examination, no pun intended, of the pageantry and hype surrounding this year’s Finals match-up, it should become evident that a rich cast of New York alumni have their respective hands on the renewal of, arguably, the best rivalry in professional sports history.

And the list of New York natives and former Knicks players is an illustrious one indeed. So if New York City has been looking for a single reason to take their eyes off the reality television drama that has become the life of LeBron James, here are five for their consideration.

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