LeBron James To Be Playing in New York Next Season?

Joe Burgett @JoEburGett_WESenior Writer IIIApril 3, 2010

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 04:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives the ball to the basket against Wilson Chandler #21 of the New York Knicks on February 4, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. 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 Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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A while back, while I was surfing the Internet, I came across a site that has had legitimate sources and interviews with people in the sports and sports entertainment business for some time, so I continued to go to the site off and on to read the great material. Today, I found something that could be huge.

LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers star player and probably THE biggest name in the NBA today could soon be out of his home state of Ohio, and in the massive media market of New York City to be a part of the Knicks.

While I am not one to jump at every single rumor out there today, this site has been so very legit in the past that I can say this is not something to just look away from and completely ignore.

The Sports Courier is the website reporting this, and they have some inside sources claiming to know the NBA Star is headed to New York. The part about it that is the most intriguing is that the source is not from New York, but LA. He works with celebrities directly, including James. This means he has no affiliation with the Knicks directly.

Click here to read the full story from TSC.

If this is true, guess who's going to be getting the largest contract in the NBA next year?

One thing that James' future team (if he leaves the Cavs anyway) will love is that he is going to change his jersey number to his Olympic number.

He said that his #23 jersey will be gone next season earlier this year, and it looks like whoever picks him up will not have to buy rights to anything involving his number of 6, since he has never used it outside the Olympics.

In New York, it's obvious they have no big name talent to help them win right now.ย  James is definitely needed.

Keep in mind that this is the biggest free agent period in some time, and big names such as Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade will also be testing the waters. While some of the big name talent will stay with the same team, others like Wade, Bosh, and James have claimed that they will not just give up and re-sign, and will listen to teams.

Imagine those three in New York next year.

Sorry Boston, but this would be the real big three.


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