Rumor: LeBron James planned to sign with Knicks until ‘disaster’ meeting in 2010
It feels like fait accompli now: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh joining forces with the Heat in 2010.
But did the Knicks – owned by James Dolan and run by Donnie Walsh, who dealing with health issues – actually once have the inside track on signing LeBron?
Bill Simmons on “The Bill Simmons Podcast:"
But did LeBron really favor the Knicks before the meeting? I’m skeptical, at least how this is presented.
I wouldn’t be surprised if LeBron had different top choices – including the Cavaliers and Bulls – at different points in the process. He had a major decision. There was a lot to consider.
Yet, that’s different than the Knicks leading in July 2010 and coming up short only because they blew the meeting.
LeBron has also seeming enjoyed teasing the Knicks in the years since. Convincing people the Knicks nearly got him, accurate or not, would fit right in.