New York Knicks already looking ahead...

New York Knicks already looking ahead to LeBron James' free agency

There are 10 comments on the Newsday story from Oct 25, 2008, titled New York Knicks already looking ahead to LeBron James' free agency. In it, Newsday reports that:

It was so long ago when the Knicks had money to sign a big-time free agent that Patrick Ewing -- Sr., not Jr.

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Holtsville, NY

#1 Oct 25, 2008
I didn't read the "article"(because I can no longer call Berger's work "articles" or "news")... I just searched "marbury" and his name did not come up once. Atleast its progress. Keep on controlling yourself, and know/accept your role and place and people will start reading your stuff again.

United States

#2 Oct 25, 2008
why the hell are you still talking about lebron dude. why the hell would he relocate for less money to lose. the fact of the matter is you don't have a western conference contact and you don't know anyone close to lbj. the reason why people from cleveland get so pissed is because you fly rumors with no facts. ps lebron is already a global icon, you loser. oh
yeah new york will not have cap money in 2010 idiot!
get over yourself

Hebron, OH

#3 Oct 26, 2008
If NYC is such the marketing haven, why don't any NBA superstars ever go there?
Voice of reason

Markham, Canada

#4 Oct 26, 2008
Technically the Knicks could have cap room in 2010, a lot of cap room. If they can get rid of Randolph all the players on their team are not technically guaranteed through 2010 so they would have 0$ on the cap. That being said I hope these stupid rumors would shut up because you have no proof whatsoever about LBJ leaving. He in fact said I ain't leaving Ohio I love you or something along that line at his Obama rally. So shut up with your non factual numbers.

NY cap space info taken from here
Lil Jackie

Arlington, VA

#5 Oct 26, 2008
Thanks, as always for the thought-provoking articles. However, I think you should critically analyze Wade's situation. While it may be likely that he remains with the heat, why would he sign an extension? At what point can he sign an extension, for how many years, at what values, etc.? The CBA states that a Player Contract with a term of four (4) or five (5) Seasons may be extended no sooner than the third anniversary of the signing of the Contract. When is the signing of the contract for an extension? Even if it is after the second year of his extension, Wade would only be able to add 3 more years on. Thus, Wade would have the option of extending for 3-4 years at 10.5% increases or opting out, becoming a free agent and re-upping with the Heat at maximum values for 6 years with the Heat (similar to what Arenas did right?) Just thought I'd provide my two cents for what its worth.
clevelandaintlos inglebron

North Olmsted, OH

#6 Oct 26, 2008
lol i love all these new york "reporters" who have "inside sources" saying lebron is no way staying in cleveland. first of all , go ahead and ignore all the statements he has made that he loves cleveland and wants to be the one remembered for bringing a championship back to this starving city, but the main reason it would be stupid of him to leave is this. think about it, when lebron becomes a free agent in 2010, the cavs and only the cavs can both: a. go over the cap to resign lebron, no matter what, and thats the truth, b. the way ferry is doing it, they will have the money to sign bosh or wade or bryant or whoever else is available, no other team can both sign lebron and sign another superstar without having nothing else but scrubs, cleveland can sign lebron and spend another 15-20 million on a sidekick and have other good players so bam, end your stupidity, stop saying lebron leaving cleveland in 2010 for greener pastures in new york or elsewhere, cuz the grass is greener on our side of the fence, the ohio side, keep dreamin new yorkers, your days in hell keep growing hahahaha!

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#7 Oct 27, 2008
get over yourself wrote:
If NYC is such the marketing haven, why don't any NBA superstars ever go there?
ONe reason is that FA players can always sign Max contracts with their current team while others only can offer what fits under the cap.

I hope we have a Plan B because I never saw ANY NBA player take less money to go to a new town.
With cable and international media coverage player no longer HAVE to play in big media market to get recognition and endorsements.

Some players will look at the media scrutiny and fan treatment of NY sport figures (Arod was called 'may-rod' between 2 MVP seasons even Frazier was booed at the end and called 'too cool' because he never dunked) and say 'why bother'.

LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, Amare Stoudemire, Tracy McGrady and Tyson Chandler may say it also. I hope we don't drop young players like Ewing Jr and Roberson wating on a Lebron pipe drream
Lil Jackie

Washington, DC

#8 Oct 27, 2008
Mr. Berger, any update on my post above? I think we need people like you to set the facts straight and not just report what is said. Thanks.
Ricky Shade

Medina, OH

#9 Oct 28, 2008
Hey Ken, why would LeBron want to play in NewYork with a crappy team? If they keep clearing cap room, who will be on the team? That Italian dude? He wants to win and whatever teams gives him the best chance, he'll make his decision. Bury it. Have fun watching your crappy team.
New York Sucks

Akron, OH

#10 Oct 28, 2008
All you New Yorkers get over yourself. This ia ll you have to talk about because your teams suck. Also why would Lebron want to leave a championship caliber team for a team that is still years away from contending for 4th place. The Cavs will have about $30 million dollars of cap space to work with and an owner who does not care about a luxary tax (He's payin $19 million this year). Wade, Bosh, Stoudamire could be the names playing with LeBron in Cleveland in 2010. Just keep that in mind.

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