“Born here. Raised here. Plays here. STAYS HERE.”
Are these the words that were echoing through the mind of LeBron James as he listened to the impassioned recruiting pitch of New York Knicks owner James Dolan, President of Basketball Operations Donnie Walsh, Assistant to the President Allan Houston and head coach Mike D’Antoni?
What can be said for certain though is the New York contingent that met with James and his team gave the two-time reigning NBA Most Valuable Player ample food for thought about the prospect of trying a Knick uniform on for size.
In addition to playing in the Big Apple, a city that he has called his favorite, James would have the opportunity to resurrect one of the league’s marquee franchises, with the assistance of another elite free agent player, while achieving iconic status in, arguably, the greatest city in the world today.
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