If LeBron decides to snub NY and leave the Knicks in the dust, will MSG still cheer for LeBron when he puts up 50 points in a night?
Personally, if LeBron decides to sign else where, and the Knicks end up with neither of Wade or LeBron, I will blame this off season on LeBron.... He has for three years told the Cleveland organization he needs another superstar around him to win championships.... The New York Knicks have for three years collected un-wanted expiring contracts so that when LeBron and his three friends became free-agents, the Knicks would be one of the only two teams that could offer two maximum possible contracts to two different players this summer.
And now that the largest and most-influencial city in the Western Hemisphere has enough dollars for their Basketball team to sign two free-agents, LeBron seems to be changing his mind? This seems to me that LeBron has slapped New York City in the face.
LeBron uses our New York Yankee's pin-stripe uniform to style and release his rare-limited edition basketball shoes every year since his second year in the league. He comes to Yankee games and mingles with the New York celebrities ( Yes, I'm including Jay-Z, although he is a 1% owner of The Nets, The Nets still reside in NY's wasteland, also known as Jersey ), and LeBron expects he can just turn down and dump New York of all hope of becoming the dominant force in the NBA....
If LeBron signs with the Knicks, all he has to do is choose which superstar he would like to play with... Last year in Cleveland, he begged Cleveland to trade for Stoudemire, but it didn't work out. Now that he can play with Stoudemire, or the same caliber player such as Bosh in the greatest city, he is balking at the idea???
He wants to be loved, right? He's afraid if he leaves, the state of Ohio will hate him?.... Maybe so, BUT WHO CARES? LeBron could have the entire New York Fan base loving him and supporting him like they do Jeter!!!
The question to LeBron is, does he want the small fan base of Ohio loving him and the entire New York fan base hating him.... or does he want true greatness... performing on the greatest stage in all of basketball, the Basketball MECA of the world, Madison Square Garden with the entire New York City behind him?
If he balks on New York and decides to leave NY in the dust, I know for sure I'll be at his first visit to MSG to BOO him out the building! He has put New York through a lot of hoops to throw the city away for "The Mistake by the Lake".