A lot of NBA fans, writers and analysts have been taking about possible trade scenarios for Kyrie Irving or Carmelo Anthony. Well, the NBA offseason suddenly took a 360 turn on an interesting theory centered around LeBron James. This may sound crazy but is it possible that James could play for the New York Knicks next season? According to Blake Griffin, that could happen.
“I could see [LeBron] going to New York before L.A,” Griffin said, according to the New York Post. “I still think, when you go to the Garden, it’s a completely different feeling. The energy, there seems like there’s just a consistent buzz the entire game. … Even last year when you go play them, it’s still there.”
Back in 2010, New York made a hard push on trying to acquire LeBron James in free agency. They failed and ended up with Amar’e Stoudemire, which turn out to be a big time bust. Trading for Carmelo Anthony was also bad considering how many coaches and players have played with him since 2011. Now everyone is assuming that the Knicks are gonna do it again but at what cost? Reputation and looking like fools.
James, who gonna turn 33 years old in December, wants to play with his friends. These friends are Carmelo Anthony, Dwayne Wade and Chris Paul, also known as the “banana boat crew.” He made it clear to the NBA world that he’s leaving Cleveland after this season. The team is going nowhere and they simply are not good enough to beat the Golden State Warriors.
So his next plan is going to another team. New York makes sense in the fact they are in the east and have a young rising star in Kristaps Porzingis. Madison Square Garden would be selling out every home game with these stars complemented by a good supporting cast. James is a smart man and know that he stay in the east but go to a different team. Going to Los Angeles would make his path to the NBA Finals difficult since Golden State, Houston and San Antonio are powerhouse teams. But bringing a championship to New York would make him more of a legend and possibly closer to Michael Jordan as the GOAT.