This morning on Mike & Mike, ESPN’s Buster Olney was the first pundit to link the Yankees winning the World Series with LeBron playing for the Knicks next season. It’s no ‘LeBron to the Lakers because the weather is nice’ but it’s still pretty stupid. Olney actually mused that C.C. Sabathia could use his “winning in New York” experience to lure LeBron to the Knicks. That’s right, because C.C. Sabathia won a World Series, LeBron is going to play for the Knicks.
For the last time: no, LeBron is not going to leave his basketball team because another town has a good baseball team. That is dumb. He needs championships. In basketball.
Expect to see a ton of “LeBron to New York” stuff from the World Wide Leader over the next few days, as the Cavs face off against the Knicks on Friday. Thank the Flying Spagetti Monster that this is the only time the Cavaliers visit Madison Square Garden this season. Couple with the World Series victory (expect to see a lot of Yankees in the crowd on Friday) and we’re in for a hell of a couple days.
Oh, and before heading to New York, the Cavs face off against the Bulls, a team covered by Sam “LeBron will go to the Lakers” Smith. I’ll be shocked if TNT fails to mention that tonight.
It’s gonna be a long, long season.