New York applauds LeBron's big night

New York applauds LeBron's big night

There are 42 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Mar 5, 2008, titled New York applauds LeBron's big night. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

NEW YORK: His shoes got their attention; his game won their hearts. LeBron James is now officially a Madison Square Garden legend, taking his place among the elite basketball talents of all-time and numerous ...

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“LeBron = Born-again Tribe Fan!”

Since: May 07

Tallmadge, Ohio

#1 Mar 6, 2008
I say give him some degree of ownership of the Cavs.

"LeBron James is now officially a Madison Square Garden legend, taking his place among the elite basketball talents of all-time and numerous other athletes and performers who have left their mark at the world's most famous arena."

And why is this a big deal? Playing against the ragtag has-beens and never-weres otherwise known as the Knicks, coached by one of the absolutely worst coaches in NBA history.

I guess you just had to be there???
East Side Joe

Chevy Chase, MD

#3 Mar 6, 2008
Wally looking like Larry. That has gotta change.

D disappeared. Not good.

James audition for MSG and NYC. Priceless.

OMG, it isn't how much the Knicks or Nets will pay him. I bet Cleveland tops their offer. But it is the marketing money, the power, the star status, the merchandising exposure, Spike Lee court side, that follows from being a dandy in New York. Being the King of NYC has a little more punch than the King of Cleveland. Given James' personal goals, well...
pete

Dayton, OH

#4 Mar 6, 2008
That is what Labron always wanted...belive me a humongous amount of fans also wanted that ovation..
Optimist

Venice, CA

#5 Mar 6, 2008
What more can I say but MVP

“I'm as Mad as Hell...”

Since: Mar 07

Your Neighbor & Friend

#7 Mar 6, 2008
Old Man Grump wrote:
LeBron James is now officially a Madison Square Garden legend? That confirms he will be gone when his contract runs out. The Knicks will pay him whatever it takes to come to NY to play after their many years of no playoffs. I just hope the Cavs try to match it.
A performance that had "Broadway audition" written all over it.
anonymous

Akron, OH

#9 Mar 6, 2008
Why is it you guys continue to talk about that lebron will be leaving. Just because he had a great game in the greatest stage of the NBA in the garden does not mean he will be leaving Cleveland in 3 years. Michael Jordan used to own the garden. Look at how many great game she had there against Ewing and those Knicks. He never left Chicago for New York. New York may be the biggest market but i cant see Lebron's face and image getting any bigger by moving to New York. Cleveland will keep him here as long as he can continue to perform like this (which he probably will) because he himself turned this franchise around from nothing to a perennial powerhouse in the east. If he leaves so do the fans and all that money he has brought into Gilbert.
Alliance

Dayton, OH

#13 Mar 6, 2008
I love Lebron. He's from Akron, plays for the Cavs and is a superduperstar.
But he's going to New York in 2 years, it's obvious.
I'll still root for him.
KEVIN IN AKRON

Cleveland, OH

#14 Mar 6, 2008
weather lebron leaves or not just enjoy him being in cleveland now and hope he can win cleveland a championship before he moves on. wouldnt you all rather enjoy a championship then win one and be bent that lebrom might leave?
rufus

Raleigh, NC

#15 Mar 6, 2008
he be gone.
NBA Fan

Palm Bay, FL

#18 Mar 6, 2008
One major fact you folks need to realize. According to the NBA collective bargaining agreement, NOBODY and I mean NOBODY can offer more money to LBJ when his contract is up in 2010 than the Cavs. So the comments about the Cavs needing to match the offers by the Nets or Knicks is FALSE. If LBJ decides to leave it will be for LESS money. Granted there are factors involved with him staying, mainly keeping the roster intact with quality players.
Moron Spotter

Cleveland, OH

#19 Mar 6, 2008
Old Man Grump wrote:
LeBron James is now officially a Madison Square Garden legend? That confirms he will be gone when his contract runs out.
Good GOd you're a moron. You can't even read and comprehend a basic article.
Moron Spotter

Cleveland, OH

#20 Mar 6, 2008
Old Man Grump wrote:
<quoted text>Actually it King of Akron that he diplays on his license plate, but you are correct. he will be in NY after his contract runs out for all the reasons you listed.
And more proof of how stupid you are.
Moron Spotter

Cleveland, OH

#21 Mar 6, 2008
NBA Fan wrote:
One major fact you folks need to realize. According to the NBA collective bargaining agreement, NOBODY and I mean NOBODY can offer more money to LBJ when his contract is up in 2010 than the Cavs..
You're expecting the forum morons like OMG to actually READ?? HA! lol
DDD

Lewis Center, OH

#23 Mar 6, 2008
anonymous wrote:
Why is it you guys continue to talk about that lebron will be leaving. Just because he had a great game in the greatest stage of the NBA in the garden does not mean he will be leaving Cleveland in 3 years. Michael Jordan used to own the garden. Look at how many great game she had there against Ewing and those Knicks. He never left Chicago for New York. New York may be the biggest market but i cant see Lebron's face and image getting any bigger by moving to New York. Cleveland will keep him here as long as he can continue to perform like this (which he probably will) because he himself turned this franchise around from nothing to a perennial powerhouse in the east. If he leaves so do the fans and all that money he has brought into Gilbert.
Yeah, great comparison. Chicago. Cleveland. Same town.
Bystander

Southfield, MI

#24 Mar 6, 2008
Only on this forum can you people turn what was a great night for LeBron and the Cavaliers into an arguement about what will happen in 3 years. And to top if off, most of you are uninformed. LeBron is a restricted free agent in 2010. the cavs can match and exceed any other offer.

Too much OMG in your diet...
John

Brookline, MA

#25 Mar 6, 2008
Lebron quotes from last night:

LeBron on whether he has ever thought about playing for the Knicks:“No, that might be worse than that fan running out on the court.”

LeBron on whether he’s ever thought of leaving the Cavs:“You don’t think about it, I am in a great situation. I am home, my family gets to see me play, the organization has been nothing up great to me I have no reason to think about going anywhere else at this point.”
What

Akron, OH

#27 Mar 6, 2008
Midnight Toker wrote:
It was nice of them to let him wear his Yankee cap during the game.
It was very nice, way to Lebron you are an excellent ball player. Keep up the good work! I don't mind if you wear your Yankee cap.
KEVIN IN AKRON

Cleveland, OH

#28 Mar 6, 2008
NBA Fan wrote:
One major fact you folks need to realize. According to the NBA collective bargaining agreement, NOBODY and I mean NOBODY can offer more money to LBJ when his contract is up in 2010 than the Cavs. So the comments about the Cavs needing to match the offers by the Nets or Knicks is FALSE. If LBJ decides to leave it will be for LESS money. Granted there are factors involved with him staying, mainly keeping the roster intact with quality players.
thats true but what he will lose in basketball dollars he will make in endorsements. nike has already told him they would pay him more if he was in a larger market. lebron is not a basketball player. lebron is a company spokesman first and basketball player second. he makes more money endorsing products then playing basketball.
What

Akron, OH

#29 Mar 6, 2008
way to go Lebron
John

Brookline, MA

#30 Mar 6, 2008
The Knicks are so poorly run that they probably won’t even be able to figure out how to clear cap space for 2010. Even if they did, they would not be able to put a decent team around Lebron. This franchise is a disaster. The 2010 Cavs (who just so happen to practice 10 minutes from Lebron’s hometown and residence) will probably field a much better team.

No team can offer Lebron more money than the Cavs when his contract is up. This is a fact for most of you clueless people who have no idea about NBA salary rules.

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