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LeBron announcement may have New York ties

Posted on: July 7, 2010 3:42 pm
Edited on: July 7, 2010 5:59 pm
All of Cleveland, I want you to click away. Go read KB talking about Kevin Durant. Or the Browns. Something. But you don't need to read this, it will do you no good, and probably doesn't mean anything anyway.

Brian Windhorst of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer has indicated that where LeBron James holds his announcement about free agency tomorrow night will not be an indication of his decision . That said, along side the information about New York rising up the chart we brought you earlier, there's been an interesting wrinkle come out of the woodwork.

Frank Isola of the NY Daily News reports an uncomfirmed rumor that James is making the announcment from the home of Alan Houston. This vibes with what Windhorst also tweeted today about the announcement coming from Greenwich, Conneticut (Houston lives in Greenwich). Greenwich, if you didn't know, it widely considered a New York suburb.

UPDATE: Allen Hahn of Newsday reports the same .

If James were returning home, why would he make the announcement from the home of a former Knicks? Even if an alternative rumor Isola suggests, that the announcment is coming from a Boys and Girls Club in town, is correct, why would James announce from a New York suburb that he's returning to Cleveland? Why not stay home and make the announcement from Akron? Or if he's headed to Miami, why not from South Beach in Dwyane Wade's home?

Maybe just to mess with us.

It's not out of the realm of possibility that James is dropping hints to throw people off. There have been no indications outside of these types of ancillary indications that James is considering anything but Miami or Cleveland, and mostly just Cleveland. Throw in the fact that Windhorst also reported (again, via Twitter) that James is filming segments around Akron for part of his website, and you have a perplexing look at what's going on.

James may have a plan in place, a decision made, he may not. But the way things are shaping up, one thing's certain. The speculation won't end until 9p.m. EST tomorrow night.

-Matt Moore


Since: Aug 3, 2009
Posted on: July 7, 2010 10:24 pm

LeBron announcement may have New York ties

Could this whole thing be any more lame?  Just have a press conference and announce.  A one hour special?  Why, he needs MORE endorsement money from the ads?  This is so ridiculous. 

Since: Aug 12, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2010 10:19 pm

Carmelo is getting married this weekend in NYC

Do your homework Matt Moore.  Lebron is going to Melo's wedding in NYC. 

How did you not know this?

Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: July 7, 2010 10:05 pm

LeBron announcement may have New York ties

Your retarded.

1. Last time I checked, 50 wins does not equal a championship.

2. Starting lineup of DOuglass Galinnari James Stoudemire and Curry with a shitty bench aint gonna get them a championship.

3. Last time I checked, Kobe has a PG with him that has won 5 titles along side him.

Its Miami Chicago or Cleveland. Period.

Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2010 9:48 pm

LeBron announcement may have New York ties

@snowblader Finally, an unbiased Knick Fan

Since: May 6, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2010 9:27 pm

LeBron announcement may have New York ties

Just to clarify, Bristol is probably 90 minutes from Greenwich.   Greenwich is on the Connecticut - New York Border and 35 miles from New York City.

Since: Jul 7, 2010
Posted on: July 7, 2010 8:50 pm

LeBron announcement may have New York ties

Book it... Lebron will remain a Cav! If I'm wrong, I'll eat my hat!! If I'm right, you can all KMA!

Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2010 8:34 pm

Whats bigger his EGO or his News Conference

I wonder if his ego can make it behind the microphone.. Knicks signing both Amare and James leave nothing else but the ability to sign minimum valued guess the first year will be ok but then after that team will be burdened by two large and fat contracts that limit anything they can do.  Eventually I can see amare or james blowing their top on why knicks cannot get a 3rd player or point guard to give em the ball...I feel they will win enough not to get a good chance at a high draft pick.

Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2010 8:17 pm

LeBron announcement may have New York ties

If he really wants to win a championship he should he should go to New york.  The Jets that is. He could play tight end.

Since: Jul 7, 2010
Posted on: July 7, 2010 7:53 pm

LeBron announcement may have New York ties

Man is the New York media pressing for this one, the Knicks have been losers and will continue to be losers.  Cleveland and Akron will send you plenty of tissues. Trust me, we have plenty to go around.  Cleveland knows losers when we see them, you're it NY Knicks.

Since: May 26, 2009
Posted on: July 7, 2010 7:51 pm

LeBron announcement may have New York ties

LeBron paired with Amare Stoudemire equals 45-50 wins minimum . Of course, there's a BIG difference between 45 and 50 when it comes to playoff seeding, but either way the Knicks would be in the playoffs. Remember that this is the eastern conference we're talking about... top loaded, but lousy once you move down. 50 wins in the West earns you the 7th or 8th seed, but 50 wins in the East placed Boston in the top 4 last season.

I read some crazy poop somewhere about Donnie Walsh pulling off a deal to take Monta Ellis off of Golden State's hands. I don't even know what kind of compensation the Warriors would be getting in that scenario, but that's not the point. If Ellis is actually on New York's radar, and Walsh's people have been able to communicate that with LeBron, EVERYTHING has quietly changed. I didn't even think that Ellis was touchable from Golden State's standpoint. Maybe it was just a poopy rumor after all...

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