It would be great if the New York Knicks could add LeBron James to their roster, but I wouldn’t hold my breathe.
With the expectation that LeBron James will opt out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers next summer, Bleacher Report has come up with a pitch that every NBA team could give to James in order to lure him to their city.
Here’s what the New York Knicks’ pitch would be:
Short pitch: “Come own this city.”
Long pitch: “New Yorkers have been not-so-patiently waiting for an NBA championship for almost 45 years. If you can deliver one to them, you’ll be immortal in the greatest city on earth.
“We may have a lot of bad money tied up in a lot of not-so-great players, but we also have Kristaps Porzingis, and that’s all that matters. If you’re cool with playing second fiddle to a 12-foot Latvian, we have a spot with your name on it!”
James teaming up with Kristaps Porzingis would be interesting, since they’re both very unselfish players. But I don’t see it happening, unless the Knicks are able to improve the rest of their roster over night and that’s not happening.