2010 Won’t Come Fast Enough
Posted by Mike on November 26, 2008
Last night, marked the first game for LeBron James in New York since the two trades the Knicks made to pave the way for him in 2010. And let’s just say the Knicks fans were very happy to see him. The Knicks fans chanted ” Two more years” and “Sit yo ass down“, oh wait, that was LeBron to his mother. With another two years to go before LeBron enters free agency, the #23 to New York rumors are going to drive people crazy. You can bet ESPN will discuss this at least 513 times. In fact ESPN analyst and former Knick, Jalen Rose is already breaking news saying that both James and Chris Bosh will be going to New York in 2010. I wouldn’t hold him too that. More from NY Post:
James, who received a raucous ovation during pre-game introductions, barely had to break a sweat last night as the Cavs (11-3) steamrolled the decimated Knicks, building a 34-point lead and hanging on in a 119-101 laugher.
James, wearing his new bright red “Big Apple” Nikes, finished with 26 points in 30 minutes, and sat out the fourth quarter with his team up 29 points after three. James’ point total was 24 points fewer than his last outing (50 points) at the Garden.
He left the building still leaving a trail of 2010 hope. “I don’t know if it’s going to happen,” he said afterward. “But you have to stay open-minded if you’re a Knicks fan.”
The evening began promisingly with Nike officials handing out free hot dogs outside the Garden and James raving about Mike D’Antoni in a pregame interview.
The arena had an electric air with James’ friend/Nets minority owner, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kanye West, gracing celebrity row. And he got his expected raucous standing ovation. Then the Knicks turned into hot dogs. Three minutes in, James made a rousing block on Chris Duhon’s lame driving layup
During a timeout, two fans kept yelling “Two more years,” and James, at the Cavs’ bench smiled and shook his head from side to side. During another timeout in the fourth quarter, James spent the timeout dancing to a hip-hop song on the P.A.
“It’s humbling to have fans in Cleveland and other places, especially a basketball mecca like New York City,” James said.