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Look! Somebody at ESPN doesn't want The L-Word on the Knicks!

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I know, right!? Check it out:

"I don't want a player to come to New York simply for the sake of his brand. Everything I've heard about The King, and all of his actions, indicates that his brand is his No. 1 concern.

I have always been a big supporter of players who make it clear by their actions, not their words, that they want to be on a team."

Mark Simon's piece on why he does not want He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named on the Knicks is well worth a read. The article perfectly sums up the thoughts of one of the little mini-Seths on my shoulder. I just don't know whether it's the devil-Seth or the angel-Seth. As I wrote to Mark, I see this as a win-win situation. If the fellow does sign with the Knicks, then we lucky few get to root for the best player on the planet. If he doesn't, then we hopefully have the resources to build a team designed to destroy him. In any event, Simon's points are worth considering. If The L Word leaves Cleveland for New York, what does that say about him? If the Knicks buy him away from his home state, what does that say about them? If and when the Knicks score big in free agency, I imagine it's going to feel pretty slimy.

Lots of ifs. That's free agency for ya. Anyway, it's good to know that I'm not alone in my skepticism.